chữ Nôm

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Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chữ Nôm (字喃)

  1. a now obsolete writing system, based on Chinese characters, used to write Vietnamese syllables

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