Pear language

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Pronunciation [peə]
Native to Cambodia
Region Preah Vihear (formerly part of Kampong Thom)
Native speakers
1,700 (2002)[1]
Khmer script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pcb
Glottolog pear1247[2]

Pear is an endangered Mon-Khmer language of Cambodia. "Pear" is a pejorative term for the historical slave caste of the Khmer, but nonetheless is the usual term in the literature. Pear is spoken in 3–4 villages of Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (Ethnologue).


  1. ^ Pear at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Pear". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.