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Ton•kinˈtɒnˈkɪn, ˈtɒŋ-(n.)

also Tongking

  1. a former state in N French Indochina, now part of Vietnam.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Gulf of, an arm of the South China Sea, W of Hainan. 300 mi. (485 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

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  1. Tonkin

    Tonkin, also spelled Tongkin, Tonquin or Tongking, is the northernmost part of Vietnam, south of China's Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces, east of northern Laos, and west of the Gulf of Tonkin. Locally, it is known as Bắc Kỳ, meaning "Northern Region". Located on the fertile delta of the Red River, Tonkin is rich in rice production.

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