Việt Nam

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 Việt Nam on Vietnamese Wikipedia

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Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from 越南, composed of (“Yue”) and (“south”). The name Việt Nam is a variation of Nam Việt (南越; pinyin: Nányuè; literally Southern Yue), a name that can be traced back to the dynasty of King Zhao Tuo during the 2nd century BC; "Nam Việt" was once considered for a new name by the Nguyễn dynasty, but then the Qing dynasty re-ordered the name into "Việt Nam" in order to avoid any possible future conflicts.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [viət̚˧˨ʔ naːm˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [viək̚˨˩ʔ naːm˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [viək̚˨˩˨ naːm˧˧] ~ [jiək̚˨˩˨ naːm˧˧]
  • (Vinh) IPA(key): /viət˨˨ naːm˧˥/
  • (Thanh Chương) IPA(key): /viə̰t˨˨ naːm˧˥/
  • (Hà Tĩnh) IPA(key): /viə̰t˨˨ naːm˧˥˧/
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Proper noun[edit]

Việt Nam

  1. Vietnam (a country in Asia; capital: Hanoi; largest city: Ho Chi Minh City)

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Việt Nam

  1. Vietnamese

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