Prey Nokor

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From Khmer ព្រៃនគរ (prɨy nɔkɔɔ).

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Prey Nokor

  1. (historical) Former name of Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon before annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century.
    • 1991, David P. Chandler, The Land and People of Cambodia[1], HarperCollins Publisher, →ISBN, page 90:
      In exchange for these alliances, the Vietnamese rulers of the south, the Nguyen clan, obtained administrative control over manv of these areas. The sleepy Cambodian port of Prey Nokor (Forest City) at the mouth of the Mekong was taken over in this way in the 1620’s and renamed Saigon (it is now known as Ho Chi Minh City, and houses several million people).