Hanoi definition

hă-noi, hə-
(place) Capital of Vietnam, in the N part.
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The capital of Vietnam.
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The capital of Vietnam, in the northern part of the country on the Red River. Founded before the seventh century, it became the capital of French Indochina after 1887 and the capital of North Vietnam after 1954. The city was bombed heavily during the Vietnam War.
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Origin of hanoi

  • From Vietnamese Hà Nội, which is a Sino-Vietnamese word 河內.

    From Wiktionary