from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of Vietnam, in the northern part of the country on the Red River. Founded before the seventh century, it became the capital of French Indochina after 1887 and the capital of North Vietnam after 1954. The city was bombed heavily during the Vietnam War. Population: 1,830,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Vietnam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the capital city of Vietnam; located in North Vietnam


From Vietnamese Hà Nội, which is a Sino-Vietnamese word 河內. (Wiktionary)



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