from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region and former kingdom of central Vietnam on the South China Sea between Tonkin and Cochin China. It was ruled by China from 111 B.C. until A.D. 939 and came under French control in the 19th century.
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- proper n. A former kingdom and French protectorate of central Vietnam on the South China Sea.
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- n. a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
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