chữ Nôm

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See also: Chu Nom

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

chữ (character) +‎ Nôm, literally "the southern characters" wherein "southern" refers to Vietnam as opposed to northern which is China.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chữ Nôm (字喃; 𡨸喃)

  1. a historical writing system based on Chinese characters that was once used to write Vietnamese syllables, and that is still used to a very limited extent to write Tày syllables
    Chữ Nôm của dân tộc Tày tỉnh Bắc Kạn vừa được công nhận là Di sản văn hóa phi vật thể cấp quốc gia.
    The Nôm script of the Tày people has been recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage.

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