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Vietnam

geographical name Viet·nam \vē-ˈet-ˈnäm, vyet-, ˌvē-ət-, vēt-, -ˈnam\

Definition of VIETNAM

country SE Asia in Indochina; state, including Tonkin & N Annam, set up 1945–46; with S Annam & Cochin China, an associated state of French Union 1950–54; after civil war, divided 1954–75 at 17th parallel into republics of North Vietnam ( Hanoi) & South Vietnam ( Saigon); reunited 1975 Hanoi area 127,207 square miles (330,738 square kilometers), pop 87,100,000
VIETNAM Defined for Kids

Vietnam

geographical name Viet·nam \vē-ˈet-ˈnäm, vyet-, ˌvē-ət-, -ˈnam\

Definition of VIETNAM for Kids

country SE Asia; capital, Hanoi; divided 1954–75 at 17th parallel into the independent countries of North Vietnam (capital, Hanoi) & South Vietnam (capital, Saigon)

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