- Vietnam is defined as a southeast Asian country on the South China Sea.
An example of Vietnam is the country east of Cambodia.
Origin of VietnamVietnamese Viet, name of people + nam, south
- A country in Southeast Asia, on the east coast of the Indochina Peninsula, officially named Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- The Vietnam War.
- A long war which a dominating foreign occupier of a place (the site of the war) cannot win.
- another Vietnam
- the Soviet Union's Vietnam (the 1979-89 occupation of Afghanistan)
The name Vietnam or Viá»‡t Nam (IPA(key): /vjÉ™Ì€tnam/) is a variation of "Nam Viá»‡t" (å—è¶Š; pinyin: NÃ¡nyuÃ¨; literally Southern Viá»‡t), a name that can be traced back to the Trieu dynasty of the 2nd century BC. The word Viá»‡t originated as a shortened form of BÃ¡ch Viá»‡t (ç™¾è¶Š; pinyin: BÇŽiyuÃ¨), a word applied to a group of peoples then living in southern China and Vietnam.