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]
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.


  1. ^ Pear at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Pear". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.