Kampuchea Krom is the Khmer name for the Mekong Delta region of the current state of Viet Nam. Kampuchea Krom measures up to 68,000 square kilometers and is the traditional homeland of Khmer Krom. The indigenous peoples of Kampuchea Krom are the Khmer Krom, the ancient descendents of the people of Nokor Phnom (or Funan in the corrupted Chinese translation) empire.
Throughout history, the identity and name of the Khmer-Krom people and their ancestral lands have been changed and/or referred differently by various colonizing forces. Under the colonization of France, Kampuchea-Krom was called Cochin China. The terms Khmer, Khmer-Krom and Vietnamese of Khmer origin are used interchangeably when referring to the people of Funan. Over the centuries, Khmer Krom continue to exercise the right of self-determination entitled to all people of the word under international law. The Khmer remain committed to the principles respected in international law of peace, democracy and justice. We actively support the process for active participation in the realization of human rights.