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PronouncedPron.vee-et-NAHM English
vee-et-NAM English
vyet-NAHM English
vyet-NAM English

Meaning & History

From Việt Nam, meaning "southern Yue", derived from Sino-Vietnamese (việt), referring to the Yue people, and (nam) "south". This is the name of a country in southeastern Asia.
Other Languages & CulturesYuenan Chinese Vietname Portuguese Việt Nam Vietnamese
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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute