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"Nokor Reach" (Khmer: បទនគររាជ; Royal Kingdom or Majestic Kingdom) is the national anthem of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It was based on a Cambodian folk tune and written by Chuon Nath, the anthem was originally adopted in 1941 and reconfirmed in 1947, around the time of independence from France. In 1970, the monarchy was abolished, thereby replacing the anthem as well. After the communist victory in 1975, former royalist symbols, including "Nokor Reach", were reinstated for a short while. The Khmer Rouge
Khmer Rouge
then replaced it with Dap Prampi Mesa Chokchey
Dap Prampi Mesa Chokchey
("Glorious Seventeenth of April"). After the royalist party FUNCINPEC
FUNCINPEC
defeated the former communists (Cambodian People's Party) in the 1993 elections, the royalist anthem was restored.

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See also[edit]

Anthem of the Khmer Republic
Anthem of the Khmer Republic
(Khmer Republic's national anthem) (1970-1975) Dap Prampi Mesa Chokchey
Dap Prampi Mesa Chokchey
(Democratic Kampuchea's national anthem) (1976–1979) National Anthem of Cambodia
Cambodia
(1979-1989) (People's Republic of Kampuchea and revised as the State of Cambodia
Cambodia
national anthem[1]) (1979-1989)-(1989-1993)[2] Pong Savada Khmer National symbols of Cambodia Flag of Cambodia Royal Arms of Cambodia Angkor Wat Krama Palm Tree History of Cambodia

References[edit]

^ "The People's Republic of Kampuchea
People's Republic of Kampuchea
1979 - 1989: A Draconian Savior?" (PDF). Ohio University. Retrieved 6 July 2014.  ^ de facto with Nokor Reach
Nokor Reach
since 1990

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External links[edit]

Cambodia: Nokor Reach
Nokor Reach
- Audio of the national anthem of Cambodia, with information and lyrics Nokor Reach
Nokor Reach
Instrumental VDO clip on YouTube Nokor Reach
Nokor Reach
with lyrics VDO clip on YouTube

Wikisource
Wikisource
has original text related to this article: Nokor Reach

Cambodian National Anthem - The page "Cambodian View" includes a page about the anthem, which includes a vocal version of the anthem.

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