Cochin China

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French Cochin-China; from Portuguese corruption of Ko-chen, + China to distinguish from the Indian town of Cochin (which has a different etymology and was also Portuguese colony).[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Cochin China

  1. A former region comprising southern Vietnam and part of Cambodia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cochin-china” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).