Annam



a former kingdom and French protectorate along the E coast of French Indochina: now part of Vietnam.
Historical Examples

The Buddhism of Annam is often described as corrupt and decadent.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

There are four Pangerans, Annam being the most daring of the whole.
The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido Henry Keppel

Beyond the plain rises a circle of hills formed by spurs of the mountains of Annam.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 8 Various

In 1882 new territory was acquired in Annam and, in 1884, Cambodia.
The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8) Various

In this pause the Sung turned to the extreme south, and tried to gain influence there and in Annam.
A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.] Wolfram Eberhard

But he alienated the affections of his subjects and was deposed by the intervention of Annam.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

The tiger of Annam is terribly savage, and his strength is equal to his ferocity.
Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos (Vol. 1 of 2) Henri Mouhot

In 1650 they revolted against Annam without success and the king was captured.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

Korea, Burma, and Annam became dependencies of China, and continued to send tribute as such even up to quite modern times.
The Civilization Of China Herbert A. Giles

In 1428 the Li dynasty came to the throne and ruled Annam at least in name until the end of the eighteenth century.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

noun
a former kingdom (3rd century–1428), empire (1428–1884), and French protectorate (1884–1945) of E Indochina: now part of Vietnam

old alternative name for Vietnam, from Chinese, literally “pacified south,” the name given to the old nation of Nam Viet by the Chinese after they conquered it 111 B.C.E. From an “peace” + nan “south.” It was discarded upon restoration of Viet independence in 939 C.E., but it stuck in Western geographies and was reapplied to the region c.1790 by the French.

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