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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Borrowing from French Tonkin

Proper noun[edit]

Tonkin

  1. (historical) The northern part of Vietnam, a former French colonial region
  2. A gulf in the north of Vietnam

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 東京 (a former name of Hanoi), based on the Nanjing accent. Compare Vietnamese Đông Kinh. Also see Pékin ‎(Beijing) and Nankin ‎(Nanjing).

Proper noun[edit]

Tonkin

  1. (historical) The northern part of Vietnam, a former French colonial region
  2. A gulf in the north of Vietnam

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