Talk:Óc Eo

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Columbus' search for Ciamba[edit]

The text sats, under Columbus' search for Ciamba: "and sail through the strait separating Cattigara from the New World, into the Sinus Magnus to Malacca". Did they believe that Cattigara was on an island? For me it seams more logical to believe that Cattigara was part of the new world 193.10.63.101 (talk) 08:17, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Ha Van Tan[edit]

Vietnamese historian Ha Van Tan has questioned whether the vestiges excavated at Oc Eo belonged to the Funan kingdom, in view of the complete lack of any Khmer records relating to a kingdom of this name. Does he doubt that Oc Eo exister, that the Funan kingdom existet or that Oc Eo belonged to the funan kingdom? Thanks in advance /markus 193.10.63.101 (talk) 09:55, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Maybe he believes that the Funanese were not Khmer. Many scholars think the Funanese were Mon people (Austro-Asiatic but not Khmer) or Austronesian people (maybe Cham). There really is no evidence at all that they were Khmer. The hypothesis that they were Khmer has been supported mainly by the linguistic speculation that the name "Funan" is derived from the Khmer word "phnom" which means "mountain." DoktorMax (talk) 04:01, 15 June 2009 (UTC).

It said that he didn't think it was a political entity but just an economic and cultural entity. The wikipedia page of Funan shows that the Cham already had their own country of Champa bordering Funan. Mon people and Khmer people are in the same group of people called the Mon-Khmer. And its speculated that the Funan were Khmer because the early Angkor kings traced their lineage to pre-Angkor royalty. Plus origin myth of the funan people are the same as the origin myth of the khmer people.Pwordisony (talk) 06:20, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

ốc is Viet for 'snail' - probably reference to a waterway or pond famous for this culinary delight. ~~ Ian Ison — Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.173.51.34 (talk) 08:58, 30 August 2014 (UTC)