Place Name VIETNAM

TYPE: Country
PRONOUNCED: vee-et-NAHM (English), vee-et-NAM (English), vyet-NAHM (English), vyet-NAM (English), VYET-NAM (French)   [details]

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/CULTURES: Yuenan (Chinese), Vietname (Portuguese), Việt Nam (Vietnamese)
SAME SPELLING: Việt Nam