American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly Sai·gon
(sī-gŏnˈ)Ho Chi Minh City The largest city of Vietnam, in the southern part of the country near the South China Sea. An ancient Khmer settlement, it was known as Saigon throughout most of its history, serving as the administrative center of French Indochina and, after 1954, as the capital of South Vietnam. The city was renamed after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Population: 4,860,000.
- n. a city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina
- From Vietnamese Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (Wiktionary)
“The change of names to Ho Chi Minh City had never really taken and the metropolis had officially been renamed Saigon in the early Nineties.”
“A three-year study by the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics shows that traffic across the river in 2002 was roughly four times higher than in 1994.”
“* Ms Lisa Filipetto in Ho Chi Minh City since June 1997”
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