Tonkin

geographical name
Ton·​kin | \ ˈtäŋ-kən How to pronounce Tonkin (audio) ; ˈtän-ˈkin, ˈtäŋ-\
variants: or Tongking \ ˈtäŋ-​ˈkiŋ How to pronounce Tongking (audio) \

Definition of Tonkin

region of northern Indochina bordering on China; chief city Hanoi

Note: Since 1946 Tonkin has been the northern part of Vietnam.

Other Words from Tonkin

Tonkinese \ ˌtäŋ-​kə-​ˈnēz How to pronounce Tonkinese (audio) , ˌtän-​ , -​ˈnēs \ or Tongkingese \ ˌtäŋ-​kiŋ-​ˈēz How to pronounce Tongkingese (audio) , -​ˈēs \ adjective or noun

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