Tonkin

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Thomas.

Proper noun[edit]

Tonkin

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

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From French Tonkin

Proper noun[edit]

Tonkin

  1. the northern part of Vietnam, a former French colonial region
  2. a gulf in the north of Vietnam

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Corruption of Vietnamese Đông Kinh, from Chinese 東京

Proper noun[edit]

Tonkin

  1. the northern part of Vietnam, a former French colonial region
  2. a gulf in the north of Vietnam