|simp. and trad.
Traditionally said to have been a placename from the time of the sage-king Yao. In fact, an early form of the name Giao Chỉ seems to have been used by the native states for the area around the Red River delta prior to the Chinese conquest.
- (historical) Jiaozhi (交趾郡), the ancient Chinese commandery in northern Vietnam first established under the Han dynasty.
- (historical) Jiaozhi, a generic term for the lands south of the Five Ridges (Dayu, Qitian, Dupang, Mengzhu, and Yuecheng) in Liangguang, essentially comprising North Vietnam.
交趾 (Giao Chỉ)
- an ancient name for the northern part of Vietnam