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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vietnam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Annam(noun)

    a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945

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  1. Viet Nam(ProperNoun)

    Vietnam

  2. Origin: The name Vietnam or Việt Nam is a variation of "Nam Việt" (南越; pinyin: Nányuè; literally Southern Việt), a name that can be traced back to the Trieu dynasty of the 2nd century BC. The word Việt originated as a shortened form of Bách Việt (百越; pinyin: Bǎiyuè), a word applied to a group of peoples then living in southern China and Vietnam.

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