Communal Living

I INTRODUCTION Communal Living, voluntary sharing of a way of life by a small group of people who believe that they can live better together than they can alone. In a commune, the welfare of the group is considered more important than the comfort of the individual. Communal groups sometimes strive to build durable institutions […]

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy, the length of time people can on average expect to live when born. Specifically, the concept refers to the number of years a newborn infant can be expected to live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth stay the same throughout its life, regardless of gender. Life expectancy reflects […]

Cambodia: Customs and Lifestyle

Cambodia: Customs and Lifestyle This excerpt first appeared in Encarta Interactive World Atlas (1998) and describes the cultural habits and social customs of the country’s people. Cambodia: Customs and Lifestyle Diet and Eating Soup and rice are the main components of the Cambodian diet. A bowl of soup may have any combination of fish, eggs, […]


I INTRODUCTION Cambodia or Kampuchea, republic in South East Asia, bordered on the northeast by Laos, on the east and southeast by Vietnam, on the southwest by the Gulf of Thailand, and on the west and northwest by Thailand. Cambodia covers a total area of 181,035 sq km (69,898 sq mi). The capital and largest […]