The Alternative Vietnamese Dictionary: An Nam

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An Nam pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
etymology 1 {{vi-etym-sino}}, officially 安南都護府 〈ān nán dōu hù fǔ〉
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (history) , a former colonial province of China, now part of Vietnam's present-day Tonkin
  • French: Annam
  • English: Annam
etymology 2 Borrowing from French Annam Alternative forms: An-nam
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (informal, derogatory, offensive, history) , one of the French protectorate in Vietnam, locate in Central Vietnam
Synonyms: Trung Kì (formal)

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