ភ្នំពេញ

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Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ភ្នំ (phnum, hill) +‎ ពេញ (pɨñ, Penh, the name of the old lady who had built the pagoda on the hill), thus "Hill of Penh".

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic and Phonemic ភ្នំពេញ
b̥ʰnṃbeñ
WT romanisation phnum pɨñ
(standard) IPA(key) /pʰnum ˈpɨɲ/

Proper noun[edit]

ភ្នំពេញ (phnum pɨñ)

  1. Phnom Penh