Origin of VietnamVietnamese Viet, name of people + nam, south
An example of Vietnam is the country east of Cambodia.
- 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.
- The funny graphic T shirt, whether it was a yellow smiley face, a satirical message about the Vietnam war, or just a silly joke, became a typical sight on college campuses and city streets everywhere.
- Subsequently, birth defects as a result of exposure to Agent Orange, the U.S. defoliant used in Vietnam, and radiation exposure near the site of the Chernobyl disaster in Russia have left numerous children with malformed or absent limbs.
- Peter, Paul and Mary - This folk singing trio might be best known for their drug metaphor song Puff The Magic Dragon, but their catalog is filled with protest songs, especially songs about the civil rights movement, and later, Vietnam.
- He was convinced, in fact, that the whole film would be better off on the cutting room floor than being subjected to condemnation by an unforgiving public that was still divided on the country's controversial participation in VietNam.
- Records after 1912, which include service records associated with World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War, are held at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), part of NARA, in St. Louis, Missouri.