Cham Bani in Cambodia .

Cham Bani (Cham Kram Kan Imam San) Cambodia Cham Bani is the small group of Cham ethnic in Cambodia. They have settled in Cambodia for hundred-years ago after broken the ancient Kingdom of Champa, in central of Vietnam nowadays, by Vietnamese. In fact, there have been two kinds of Cham in Cambodia are Cham Changvang (Modern or Islamic Cham) and Cham Bani (Cham Kram Kan Imam San). The biggest group is Cham Changvang; they are living in almost in Cambodia. But Cham Bani, they are just living in several provinces only such as in Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battam Bang province. Originally, they were from the ancient Champa but when they reached in Cambodia, they have been living separately. It was found the biggest Cham community in Cambodia is in Kampong Cham province, the province that the most people believed it should be the first place where Cham come in Cambodia. But some researchers believed that the province where Cham had settled first was Takao province. That was the problem should be a new topic to study more and more as possible. We hope that we will be able to find out more information on it for the next issue. Now, in this issue, we will talk about Cham Bani in Cambodia. It was spent a lot of times to do research on Cham Bani. They always hide the real information to the researchers. They have believed that most of researchers do business on them and make profit by selling the any parts of their documents. So that was the main problems to us who are the real researcher. In fact, we would like to learn the real things from them in order to make any documents for next generations, also including their generations. However, it was against the problem, we have finished the first Cham bani Censuses in Cambodia. This was the first time of Cham bani in Cambodia was made. It was made under providing information from their leader, Uknha Knour Kai Tam, and the mosques’ leader from the provinces where are settling in. According the completed-form and interview, I have compiled them at home; it was shown that there are Cham Bani around 15417, females 8059, living in Cambodia. This number, there was not any one made before because they (Cham Bani) are living in the rural areas of the country and furthermore they are hided themselves. They always hided identity and less people knew where they are living. Expectation I hope that this paper will be more useful for every one such as researchers, Students, Scholars, and States. Please help me to update this info for study purpose. Welcome to every one who would like to leave me comments on my paper. Note: This paper is not for whom would like to convert or change them. For more information please be free to contact me on ckchamcambodia91@gmail.com

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14 Comments

  1. Jamie Hyo-Jin Lee said,

    September 24, 2010 at 2:11 am

    This is a great site to share information about the wonderful Cham community. Beautiful photographs as well. Thank you!

  2. January 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Agnès de Féo has done a splendid study on the Cham Bani of Chau Doc, An Giang province of Vietnam, while Takeo is neighboring cambodian province. Cham Bani Islam is feminine and matrilinear, integrating taoism, buddhism and brahmanism.

    After the collapse of Champa kingdom, the Cham people went on exile into many places, the highlands of central Vietnam and the Mekong delta as far as deep in Cambodia beyond the Tonle Sap where their ancestors have raided many times with their splendid combat flotillas.

    • January 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing us your info. We are looking forward to have more info.
      Love
      Cham Bani Cambodia

  3. Apdulkanny said,

    January 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Many Chams do not their history clearly because they live in poverty and many are illiteracy. They live in the country where they can do research about themself. Researchers ,please,keep researching and print many copies for them. Make sure that all documents provide clear evidences for readers so as conflict is not happen amongst nations.

  4. Apdulkanny said,

    January 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Notice. They cannot do research

  5. Mr. Po said,

    March 12, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Nice article. I suggest you to join ChamUnited discussion group on FB here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=214394467255

    Many Cham people have joined the group to discuss about History, Language and etc..

    • March 13, 2011 at 6:36 am

      Thank you. I would be there soon. But my purpose is not to relate to Islam converting. I do not want my people loss their name. Now we have bad learns! I hope my present at your group would be help to reveal our people. I am working for community only.
      Salamat,
      Abu
      Cham Bani Cambodia

  6. daisa dao said,

    October 3, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Dear Abu

    I would like to say you that: live up to your competence and status, and fulfill your required duties!

    Thanh Dai,
    PhD Political Science
    The people of Champa descent coordinator at UN institutions.

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