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

The elephant, panther and tiger found in the forests of Anam.
Alden’s Handy Atlas of the World John B. Alden

The people of Anam Proper are evidently of Mongol extraction.
The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6 E. Rameur

Cambojia is situated south-west of Siam, south of Anam, between 10 and 14.
On the Phenomena of Hybridity in the Genus Homo Paul Broca

The Quanto inhabit the range of mountains between Anam and China.
The Natural History of the Varieties of Man Robert Gordon Latham

a variant spelling of Annam
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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