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The Chams, or Cham people
Cham people
(Cham: Urang Campa,[5] Vietnamese: người Chăm or người Chàm, Khmer: ជនជាតិចាម), are an ethnic group of Austronesian origin in Southeast Asia. Their contemporary population, a diaspora, is concentrated between the Kampong Cham Province
Kampong Cham Province
in Cambodia
Cambodia
and Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm, Phan Thiết, Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
and An Giang Province in Southern Vietnam. An additional 4,000 Chams
Chams
live in Bangkok, Thailand, who had migrated during Rama I's reign. Recent immigrants are mainly students and workers, who preferably seek work and education in the southern Islamic Pattani, Narathiwat, Yala, and Songkhla provinces. A large Cham diaspora also established in Malaysia
Malaysia
following the turbulence during the Pol Pot
Pol Pot
regime, where they were quickly assimilated with the local Malay population. Cham people
Cham people
represent the core of the Muslim
Muslim
communities in both Cambodia
Cambodia
and Vietnam.[6][7][8] From the 2nd to the mid-15th century the Chams
Chams
populated Champa, a contiguous territory of independent principalities in central and southern Vietnam. They spoke the Cham language, a Malayo-Polynesian language of the Austronesian language family. Chams
Chams
and Malays are the only sizable Austronesian peoples, that had settled in Iron Age Mainland Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
among the more ancient Austroasiatic inhabitants.[9]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Vietnamese invasion 1.2 Encounter with Islam 1.3 Religious history and change 1.4 Advent of the Vietnamese period 1.5 21st century

2 Culture 3 Politics 4 Martial art 5 Religion 6 Notable Chams 7 Data tables 8 See also 9 References

9.1 Bibliography

10 External links

History[edit]

Historical extent of the Kingdom of Champa
Champa
(in green) around 1100 CE

Depiction of fighting Cham naval soldier against the Khmer, stone relief at the Bayon

Austronesian origin, patterns and chronology of migration remain debated and it is assumed, that the Cham people
Cham people
arrived in peninsular Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
via Borneo.[10][11] As mainland Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
had been populated on land routes by members of the Austroasiatic language family, such as the Mon people
Mon people
and the Khmer people
Khmer people
around 5,000 years ago, the Chams
Chams
were accomplished seafarers belonging to the Austronesian marine migrants, that from 4,000 years BP populated and soon dominated maritime Southeast Asia.[12] Earliest known records of Cham presence in Indochina
Indochina
date back to the second century CE. Maritime trade was the essence of a prosperous economy as population centers around the river outlets along the coast controlled the import/export of continental Southeast Asia. Acquisition of territory has not been the subject of concern. The size of Champa
Champa
was during its heyday in the 9th and 10th century not substantially larger than during the formative period.[13][14][15] Cham folklore includes the creation of a myth in which the founder of the first Cham polity was a certain Lady Po Nagar. Coming from humble peasant origin somewhere in the Dai An Mountains, Khánh Hòa Province, spirits assisted her as she traveled to China
China
on a floating log of sandalwood where she married a man of royalty with whom she had two children. She eventually returned to Champa
Champa
"did many good deeds in helping the sick and the poor" and "a temple was erected in her honor" as people venerate her as their patroness.[16][17] The Champa
Champa
principalities underwent like countless other political entities of Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
the process of Indianisation, who since the early common era as a result of centuries of socio-economic interaction adopted and introduced cultural and institutional elements of pre-Islamic India. From the 8th century onward trade and shipping of India came to be increasingly controlled by Muslims from such regions as Gujarat. Islamic ideas became a part of the vast tide of exchange, treading the same path as Hinduism
Hinduism
and Buddhism
Buddhism
centuries before. Cham people
Cham people
picked up these ideas by the 11th century. This can be seen in the architecture of Cham temples, which shares similarities with the one of the Angkor Temples. Ad-Dimashqi writes in 1325, "the country of Champa... is inhabited by Muslims and idolaters. The Muslim
Muslim
religion came there during the time of Caliph Uthman... and Ali, many Muslims who were expelled by the Umayyads and by Hajjaj, fled there".[citation needed] The Daoyi Zhilüe records that at Cham ports, Cham women were married by Chinese merchants to whom they frequently came back to after trading voyages.[18][19][20] A Chinese merchant from Quanzhou, Wang Yuanmao, traded extensively with Champa
Champa
and married a Cham princess.[21] In the 12th century, the Cham fought a series of wars with the Khmer Empire to the west. In 1177, the Cham and their allies launched an attack from the lake Tonlé Sap
Tonlé Sap
and managed to sack the Khmer capital. In 1181, however, they were defeated by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII. Vietnamese invasion[edit] Between the rise of the Khmer Empire
Khmer Empire
around 800 and the Vietnamese people's territorial push south from Jiaozhi
Jiaozhi
and, later, Đại Việt, Champa
Champa
began to shrink. At a disadvantage against Vietnam's army of 300,000 troops, the Chams
Chams
100,000 were no match. [22]In the Cham–Vietnamese War (1471), Champa
Champa
suffered serious defeats at the hands of the Vietnamese, in which 120,000 people were either captured or killed, and the kingdom was reduced to a small enclave near Nha Trang with many Chams
Chams
fleeing to Cambodia.[23][24] Champa
Champa
was no longer a threat to Vietnam, and some were even enslaved by their victors. [25] Encounter with Islam[edit] A number of Cham also fled across the sea to Malay Peninsula and as early as the 15th century, a Cham colony was established in Malacca. The Chams
Chams
encountered Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam
there as the Malacca
Malacca
Sultanate was officially Muslim
Muslim
since 1414. The King of Champa
Champa
then became an ally of the Johor Sultanate; in 1594, Champa
Champa
sent its military forces to fight alongside Johor against the Portuguese occupation of Malacca.[24] Between 1607 and 1676, one of the Champa
Champa
kings converted to Islam
Islam
and it became a dominant feature of Cham society. The Chams also adopted the Jawi alphabet.[26] Historical records in Indonesia
Indonesia
showed the influence of Queen Dwarawati, a Muslim
Muslim
Princess from the Kingdom of Champa
Champa
(Chams), toward her husband, Kertawijaya, the Seventh King of Majapahit
Majapahit
Empire, so that the royal family of the Majapahit Empire
Majapahit Empire
eventually converted to Islam, which finally lead to the conversion to Islam
Islam
of the entire region.[27][28][29] Chams
Chams
Princess tomb can be found in Trowulan, the site of the capital of the Majapahit
Majapahit
Empire.[30] In Babad Tanah Jawi, it is said that the king of Brawijaya
Brawijaya
V has a wife named Dewi Anarawati (or Dewi Dwarawati), a Muslim
Muslim
daughter of the King of Champa (Chams).[27][28][29] Chams
Chams
had trade and close cultural ties with the maritime kingdom of Srivijaya, and Majapahit
Majapahit
then in the Malay Archipelago. Another significant figure from Champa
Champa
in the history of Islam
Islam
in Indonesia
Indonesia
is Raden Rakhmat (Prince Rahmat) who's also known as Sunan Ampel, one of Wali Sanga
Wali Sanga
(Nine Saints), who spread Islam
Islam
in Java. He is considered as a focal point of the Wali Sanga, because several of them were actually his descendants and/or his students. His father is Maulana Malik Ibrahim
Maulana Malik Ibrahim
also known as Ibrahim as-Samarkandy ("Ibrahim Asmarakandi" to Javanese ears), and his mother is Dewi Candrawulan, a princess of Champa
Champa
(Chams) who's also the sister of Queen Dwarawati. Sunan Ampel
Sunan Ampel
was born in Champa
Champa
in 1401 CE. He came to Java
Java
in 1443 CE, in order to visit his aunt Queen Dwarawati, a princess of Champa
Champa
who married to Kertawijaya ( Brawijaya
Brawijaya
V), the King of Majapahit Empire.[27][28][29] Local legend says that he built the Great Mosque of Demak (Masjid Agung Demak) in 1479 CE, but other legends attribute that work to Sunan Kalijaga. Sunan Ampel
Sunan Ampel
died in Demak in 1481 CE, but is buried in Ampel Mosque
Ampel Mosque
at Surabaya, East Java.[31] The Cham were matrilineal and inheritance passed through the mother.[32] Because of this, in 1499 the Vietnamese enacted a law banning marriage between Cham women and Vietnamese men, regardless of class.[33](Tạ 1988, p. 137)[34][35][36] The Vietnamese also issued instructions in the capital to kill all Chams
Chams
within the vicinity.[37] More attacks by the Vietnamese continued and in 1693 the Champa
Champa
Kingdom's territory was integrated as part of Vietnamese territory.[38] When the Ming dynasty
Ming dynasty
in China
China
fell, several thousand Chinese refugees fled south and extensively settled on Cham lands and in Cambodia.[39] Most of these Chinese were young males, and they took Cham women as wives. Their children identified more with Chinese culture. This migration occurred in the 17th and 18th centuries.[40] During the Vietnam
Vietnam
War, a sizeable number of Chams
Chams
migrated to Peninsular Malaysia, where they were granted sanctuary by the Malaysian government out of sympathy for fellow Muslim
Muslim
brothers; most of them have now assimilated with Malay cultures.[38] Religious history and change[edit] Chams
Chams
participated in defeating the Spanish invasion of Cambodia. Cambodian king Cau Bana Cand Ramadhipati launched the Cambodian–Dutch War
Cambodian–Dutch War
to expel the Dutch. The Vietnamese Nguyen Lords toppled Ibrahim from power to restore Buddhist rule. After Vietnam
Vietnam
invaded and conquered Champa, Cambodia
Cambodia
granted refuge to Cham Muslims escaping from Vietnamese conquest.[41] Cham who migrated to Sulu
Sulu
were Orang Dampuan.[42] Champa
Champa
and Sulu engaged in commerce with each other which resulted in merchant Chams settling in Sulu
Sulu
where they were known as Orang Dampuan from the 10th-13th centuries. The Orang Dampuan were slaughtered by envious native Sulu
Sulu
Buranuns due to the wealth of the Orang Dampuan.[43] The Buranun were then subjected to retaliatory slaughter by the Orang Dampuan. Harmonious commerce between Sulu
Sulu
and the Orang Dampuan was later restored.[44] The Yakans were descendants of the Taguima-based Orang Dampuan who came to Sulu
Sulu
from Champa.[42] Sulu
Sulu
received civilization in its Indic form from the Orang Dampuan.[45] The trade in Vietnamese ceramics
Vietnamese ceramics
was damaged due to the plummet in trade by Cham merchants after the 1471 Vietnamese invasion of Champa.[46] Vietnam's export of ceramics was also damaged by its internal civil war, the Portuguese and Spanish entry into the region and the Portuguese conquest of Malacca
Malacca
which caused an upset in the trading system, while the carracks ships in the Malacca
Malacca
to Macao trade run by the Portuguese docked at Brunei due to good relations between the Portuguese and Brunei after the Chinese permitted Macao to be leased to the Portuguese.[47] Advent of the Vietnamese period[edit] In the 1700s and 1800s Cambodian based Chams
Chams
settled in Bangkok.[48] Further expansion by the Vietnamese in 1720 resulted in the total annexation of the Champa
Champa
kingdom and dissolution by the 19th century Vietnamese Emperor, Minh Mạng. In response, the last Champa
Champa
Muslim king, Pô Chien, gathered his people in the hinterland and fled south to Cambodia, while those along the coast migrated to Trengganu (Malaysia). A small group fled northward to the Chinese island of Hainan
Hainan
where they are known today as the Utsuls. Their refuge in Cambodia
Cambodia
where the king and his people settled and were scattered in communities across the Mekong Basin. Those who remained in the Nha Trang, Phan Rang, Phan Rí, and Phan Thiết
Phan Thiết
provinces of central Vietnam
Vietnam
were absorbed into the Vietnamese polity. Cham provinces were seized by the Nguyen Lords.[49] In 1832 the Vietnamese Emperor Minh Mang annexed the last Champa Kingdom. This resulted in the Cham Muslim
Muslim
leader Katip Suma, who was educated in Kelantan, declaring a Jihad
Jihad
against the Vietnamese.[50][51][52][53] The Vietnamese coercively fed lizard and pig meat to Cham Muslims and cow meat to Cham Hindus against their will to punish them and assimilate them to Vietnamese culture.[54]

Flag of the FLC – Front de Libération du Champa, which was active during the Vietnam
Vietnam
War

In the 1960s various movements emerged calling for the creation of a separate Cham state in Vietnam. The Liberation Front of Champa
Champa
(FLC – Le Front pour la Libération de Cham) and the Front de Libération des Hauts plateaux dominated. The latter group sought greater alliance with other hilltribe minorities. Initially known as "Front des Petits Peuples" from 1946 to 1960, the group later took the designation "Front de Libération des Hauts plateaux" and joined, with the FLC, the "Front unifié pour la Libération des Races opprimées" (FULRO) at some point in the 1960s. Since the late 1970s, there is no serious Cham secessionist movement or political activity in Vietnam
Vietnam
or Cambodia. The Cham community suffered a major blow during the Khmer Rouge
Khmer Rouge
rule of Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge
Khmer Rouge
targeted ethnic minorities like Chinese, Thai, Lao, Vietnamese and Cham people, with the Chinese suffering the biggest death toll (over 200,000) among the ethnic minorities, followed by the Cham, and then the Thai. The Cham suffered the biggest death toll overall. Around 100,000 Cham out of a total Cham population of 250,000 died in the genocide.[55] 21st century[edit]

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Young Muslim
Muslim
Cham girl in Châu Đốc

Map of the distribution of the Cham in southeast Asia today

The majority of Cham in Vietnam
Vietnam
(also known as the Eastern Cham) are Hindu while their Cambodian counterparts are largely Muslim.[56][57] A small number of the Eastern Cham also follow Islam
Islam
and to a lesser degree Mahayana
Mahayana
Buddhism. A number emigrated to France
France
in the late 1960s during the Vietnam
Vietnam
War. The majority (88%) of Chams
Chams
who reside in Cambodia
Cambodia
are Muslim,[7] as are the Utsul
Utsul
of Hainan. The isolation of Cham Muslims in central Vietnam
Vietnam
resulted in an increased syncretism with Buddhism
Buddhism
until recent restoration of contacts with other global Muslim
Muslim
communities in Vietnamese cities.[citation needed] Malaysia
Malaysia
has some Cham immigrants and the link between the Chams
Chams
and the Malaysian state of Kelantan
Kelantan
is an old one. The Malaysian constitution recognises the Cham rights to Malaysian citizenship and their Bumiputra
Bumiputra
status, and the Cham communities in Malaysia
Malaysia
and along the Mekong River in Vietnam
Vietnam
continue to have strong interactions. Around 98,971 Cham are estimated to live in Vietnam.[58] The Muslim
Muslim
Acehnese people
Acehnese people
of Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, are the descendants of Cham refugees who fled after defeat by the Vietnamese polity in the 15th century.[5][59] According to a National Geographic article published by journalist Adam Bray, Vietnamese government fears that evidence of Champa's influence over the disputed area in the South China
China
Sea would bring attention to human rights violations and killings of ethnic minorities in Vietnam
Vietnam
such as in the 2001 and 2004 uprisings, and lead to the issue of Cham autonomy being brought into the dispute, since the Vietnamese conquered Cham people
Cham people
in a war in 1832, and the Vietnamese continue to destroy evidence of Cham culture and artefacts left behind, plundering or building on top of Cham temples, building farms over them, banning Cham religious practices, and omitting references to the destroyed Cham capital of Song Luy in the 1832 invasion in history books and tourist guides. The situation of Cham compared to ethnic Vietnamese is substandard, lacking water and electricity and living in houses made out of mud.[60] The Cham activist organisation "International Office of Champa" republished Bray's article on their website Cham Today.[61]

Cham Muslims in Cambodia

Chams
Chams
villages in An Giang province (An Phú, Châu Phú, Châu Thành district, Tân Châu town).

A mosque in Da Phuoc village, An Phu district, An Giang province.

The Cham in Vietnam
Vietnam
are officially recognised by the Vietnamese government as one of 54 ethnic groups. However, according to the Cham adovcacy group International Office of Champa
Champa
(IOC-Champa) and Cham Muslim
Muslim
activist Khaleelah Porome, both Hindu and Muslim
Muslim
Chams
Chams
have experienced religious and ethnic persecution and restrictions on their faith under the current Vietnamese government, with the Vietnamese state confisticating Cham property and forbidding Cham from observing their religious beliefs. Hindu temples were turned into tourist sites against the wishes of the Cham Hindus. In 2010 and 2013 several incidents occurred in Thành Tín and Phươc Nhơn villages where Cham were murdered by Vietnamese. In 2012, Vietnamese police in Chau Giang village stormed into a Cham Mosque, stole the electric generator.[62] Cham Muslims in the Mekong Delta have also been economically marginalised, with ethnic Vietnamese settling on land previously owned by Cham people
Cham people
with state support.[63] A Cambodian Cham Muslim
Muslim
dissident, Hassan A Kasem, a former military helicopter pilot who was both persecuted and imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge and fought against Vietnamese invasion, denounced Vietnam
Vietnam
as trying to position itself as the saviour of Cambodia
Cambodia
from Khmer Rouge rule and wrote that Vietnam
Vietnam
has deceived the west into thinking of it as a "magnanimous liberator" when it invaded Cambodia
Cambodia
and ousted the Khmer Rouge
Khmer Rouge
when in fact Vietnam
Vietnam
used the war to benefit its own interests such subjecting Cambodian financial assets and national treasures to pillaging and theft, settling border disputes to its own advantage, trying to destroy Cambodian nationalist feeling against Vietnam, benefiting from the mostly Khmer on Khmer violence by the Khmer Rouge
Khmer Rouge
and setting up its own Communist puppet government to rule Cambodia, the Cambodia
Cambodia
People's Party (CPP) with Vietnamese soldiers secretly remaining behind in Vietnam
Vietnam
to prop up the puppet government and Vietnamese officials pretending to be Khmer continuing to direct the government as their puppet.[64] The Cham activist organisation "International Office of Champa" republished Hassan's article on their website Cham Today.[65] The Cham Suleiman Idres Bin called for independence of Champa
Champa
from Vietnam
Vietnam
and advocated for international intervention similar as to how East Timor independence was implemented by the United Nations.[66] The Cham Muslim
Muslim
human rights activist Musa Porome and his daughter Khaleelah Porome live in America and advocate for Cham rights against the Vietnamese government. An attempt at Salafist
Salafist
expansion among the Cham in Vietnam
Vietnam
has been halted by Vietnamese government controls, however, the loss of the Salafis among Chams
Chams
has been to be benefit of Tablighi Jamaat.[67] Culture[edit] The Cham shielded and always observed their girls attentively, placing great importance on their virginity. A Cham saying said "As well leave a man alone with a girl, as an elephant in a field of sugarcane."[68] The Cham Muslims view the karoeh (also spelled Karoh) ceremony for girls as very significant. This symbolic ceremony marks the passage of a girl from infancy to puberty (the marriageable age), and usually takes place when the girl is aged fifteen and has completed her development.[69] If it has not taken place, the girl cannot marry since she is "tabung". After the ceremony is done the girl can marry. Circumcision to the Cham was less significant than karoeh.[70]. It is not practiced, only symbolic and performed with a toy wooden knife. The Cham culture is diverse and rich because of the combination of indigenous cultural elements (plains culture, maritime culture, and mountain culture) and foreign cultural features (Indian cultures and religions such as Buddhism; early Han Chinese influences; Islam) (Phan Xuan Bien et al. 1991:376). The blend of indigenous and foreign elements in Cham culture is a result of ecological, social, and historical conditions. The influences of various Indian cultures produced similarities among many groups in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
such as the Cham, who traded or communicated with polities on the Indian subcontinent. However, the indigenous elements also allow for cultural distinctions. As an example, Brahmanism became the Ahier religion, while other aspects of influence were changed, to adapt to local Ahier characteristics and environment. The blending of various cultures has produced its own unique form through the prolific production of sculptures and architecture only seen at the Champa
Champa
temple tower sites.[citation needed] The Champa
Champa
temples provide a wealth of information about Cham history, art, and construction techniques, through analysis and interpretation of architecture, styles, and inscriptions.[citation needed] Politics[edit]

"Relations between the Hanoi government and ethnic minorities are sensitive. In 2001 and 2004 massive human rights protests by hill tribes resulted in deaths and mass imprisonments. For some time after that, the Central Highlands were sealed off to foreigners."

[71] Martial art[edit] In the legend (tambo) of Minangkabau people
Minangkabau people
(West Sumatra), there is a figure of a warrior who holds the title of Harimau Campo or "Tiger of Champa", in addition to other names. Harimau Campo along with Datuak Suri Dirajo (Padang Panjang), Kambiang Utan (Cambodia), Kuciang Siam ( Siam
Siam
or Thailand), and Anjiang Mualim (Gujarat) formulate the concept of Minangkabau Martial Art called Silek
Silek
or Silat
Silat
(Pencak Silat Minangkabau). Kambiang Utan, Kuciang Siam, and Anjiang Mualim are equally in status with Harimau Campo, they are immigrants from foreign lands to the Minangkabau region in former times. Until the present time, the name of Harimau Campo still touted in the sasaran silek (padepokan silat / silat training grounds) at Minangkabau as one of the bases of their martial arts movements,[72][73] including In the famous Indonesian Action Movie: Merantau, The Raid: Redemption, and The Raid 2. Religion[edit] See also: Hinduism
Hinduism
in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
and Islam
Islam
in Southeast Asia

The temples at Mỹ Sơn
Mỹ Sơn
are one of the holiest of Cham sites

The Cham decorated their temples with stone reliefs depicting the gods such as garuda fighting the nāga (12th-13th century CE)

The first recorded religion of the Champa
Champa
was a form of Shaiva Hinduism, brought by sea from India. Hinduism
Hinduism
was the predominant religion among the Cham people
Cham people
until sixteenth century. Numerous temples dedicated to Shiva
Shiva
were constructed in the central part of what is now Vietnam. The jewel of such temple is Mỹ Sơn. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobudur
Borobudur
of Java
Java
in Indonesia, Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
of Cambodia, Bagan
Bagan
of Myanmar and Ayutthaya of Thailand. As of 1999, Mỹ Sơn
Mỹ Sơn
has been recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site. As Muslim
Muslim
merchants of Arab and of Persian origin stopped along the Vietnam
Vietnam
coast en route to China, Islam
Islam
began to influence the civilisation. The exact date that Islam
Islam
came to Champa
Champa
is unknown; however, grave markers have been found that date it to the 11th century. It is generally assumed that Islam
Islam
came to mainland Southeast Asia much later than its arrival in China
China
during the Tang dynasty (618–907) and that Arab traders in the region came into direct contact only with the Cham and not others. A syncretic form of Islam
Islam
that blends indigenous practices of matriarchy, ancestor veneration and Hinduism
Hinduism
is practised by the Cham Bani, who predominantly live in Vietnam's Bình Thuận and Ninh Thuận Provinces.[74] The Cham Bani worship in thang magik, the main communal setting for rituals.[74] They also celebrate the month of Ramuwan (Ramadan), during which ancestors are called to return home for veneration, and the acar (priests) stay at the thang magik for one month and adhere to a vegetarian diet.[74] However, a small band of Chams, who called themselves Kaum Jumaat, follow a localised adaptation of Islamic theology, according to which they pray only on Fridays and celebrate Ramadan
Ramadan
for only three days. However, some members of this group have joined the larger Muslim
Muslim
Cham community in their practices of Islam
Islam
in recent years. One of the factors for this change is the influence by members of their family who have gone abroad to study Islam. The approximately 60,000 Cham Hindus do not have a strict caste system, although previously they may have been divided between the Nagavamshi Kshatriya [75] and the Brahmin
Brahmin
castes, the latter of which would have represented a small minority of the population.[76] Hindu temples are known as Bimong in Cham language, but are commonly referred to as tháp "stupa", in Vietnamese. The priests are divided into three levels, where the highest rank are known as Po Adhia or Po Sá, followed by Po Tapáh and the junior priests Po Paséh. In Ninh Thuận, where many of the Cham in Vietnam
Vietnam
reside, Cham Balamon (Hindu Cham) number 44,000 while Cham Bani ( Muslim
Muslim
Cham) number close to 31,000. Out of the 34 Cham villages in Ninh Thuận, 23 are Balamon Hindu, while 11 are Bani or Muslim.[77] In Binh Thuan province, Balamon number close to 25,000 and Bani Cham around 10,000. There are four pure Cham villages and nine mixed villages in Bình Thuận Province.[78] Notable Chams[edit]

Les Kosem - Cham separatist leader in FULRO Musa Porome - Cham rights activist P'an-Lo T'ou-Ts'iuan Amu Nhan expert on Cham music Chế Bồng Nga, the last strong king of Champa Chế Linh, Vietnamese singer Dang Nang Tho, sculptor and director of Cham Cultural Center, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan Province Inrasara (Mr Phu Tram), poet & author Osman Hasan, Cambodian secretary of state at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

Data tables[edit]

Admixture analysis of the two populations from southern Vietnam.

Admixed populations Parental populations

MSEA1 (n = 890) WISEA2 (n = 983)

Cham (n = 59) 0.62405¶ 0.629437 ± 0.256634† 0.37595 0.370563 ± 0.256634

Vietnamese (n = 70) 0.842972 0.839953 ± 0.56035 0.157028 0.160047 ± 0.56035

Note: ¶ admixture coefficient; † bootstrap average and standard deviation of the admixture coefficient were obtained by bootstrap with 1000 replications. 1 MSEA: Mainland Southeast Asia 2 WISEA: western island Southeast Asia

Source: Table 2, Page 7, He Jun-dong et al. (2012)[79]

See also[edit]

Art of Champa Cham alphabet Cham language Cham calendar Islam
Islam
in Cambodia Islam
Islam
in Vietnam Hinduism
Hinduism
in Southeast Asia

References[edit]

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