from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- proper n. The largest city of Vietnam, formerly known as Saigon.
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- n. a city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina
From Vietnamese Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (Wiktionary)