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- (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [kɜwŋ͡m˧˧ ʔaːn˧˧]
- (Huế) IPA(key): [kɜwŋ͡m˧˧ ʔaːŋ˧˧]
- (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [kɜwŋ͡m˧˥ ʔaːŋ˧˥]
- While công an refers to the police force in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, equivalent institutions outside of Vietnam and the People's Republic of China are usually referred to as cảnh sát.