Mastering Thai will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Khmer might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Thai in Indonesia, Rote and West Timor.
Number of native speakers is about 20,200,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 60,200,000. The biggest country in which Thai is used as a native language is Thailand.
Native speakers of Khmer are mostly from Cambodia and are about 13,000,000 people.
Khmer are spoken fluently by 15,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Canada, China, France, Laos, USA..
Thai came from Southwestern branch of the Tai-Kadai language family.
Mon-Khmer branch of the Austroasiatic language family is the origin of Khmer language.