Tonkin

geographical name Ton·kin \ ˈtäŋ-kən ; ˈtän-ˈkin , ˈtäŋ- \
variants: or Tongking play \ˈtäŋ-ˈkiŋ\

Definition of Tonkin

region of northern Indochina bordering on China; chief city Hanoi
Note: Since 1946 Tonkin has been the northern part of Vietnam.

Tonkinese

play \ˌtäŋ-kə-ˈnēz, ˌtän-, -ˈnēs\ or Tongkingese play \ˌtäŋ-kiŋ-ˈēz, -ˈēs\ adjective or noun

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