Sino-Vietnamese, from 越南, compound of 越 (“Việt, the Yue country”) + 南 (“Nam, 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.
- (Hà Nội) IPA (key): /viɜʔt̚˧ˀ˨ʔ naːm˧˧/
- (Huế) IPA (key): /viɜʔk̚˨ˀ˨ʔ naːm˧˧/
- (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA (key): /vʲiɜʔk̚˨ˀ˧ʔ naːm˧˥/
- (Vinh) IPA(key): /viət˨˨ naːm˧˥/
- (Thanh Chương) IPA(key): /viə̰t˨˨ naːm˧˥/
- (Hà Tĩnh) IPA(key): /viə̰t˨˨ naːm˧˥˧/