Cochin China Definition


A former region comprising southern Vietnam and part of Cambodia.


Origin of Cochin China

  • Ultimately from Portuguese Cauchichina archaic Malay Kuchi Vietnam (akin to Vietnamese Giao Chỉ Annam) (from a Chinese source equivalent to Mandarin Jiāozhǐ) Portuguese China China

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French Cochin-China; from Portuguese corruption of Ko-chen, + China to distinguish from the Indian town of Cochin (which has a different etymology and was also Portuguese colony).

    From Wiktionary

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