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 (ə-năm′, ăn′ăm′)
A region and former kingdom of central Vietnam on the South China Sea between Tonkin and Cochin China. It was ruled by China from 111 bc until ad 939 and came under French control in the 19th century.

An′na·mese′ (ăn′ə-mēz′, -mēs′), An′nam·ite′ adj. & n.


(Placename) of or relating to Annam
adj, n
(Placename) a former word for Vietnamese


(ˌæn əˈmiz, -ˈmis)

adj., n., pl. -mese. adj.
1. of or pertaining to Annam or its inhabitants.
2. a native or inhabitant of Annam.
3. (formerly) Vietnamese (def. 3).
Also, An•nam•ite (ˈæn ˌmaɪt)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Annamese - a native or inhabitant of VietnamAnnamese - a native or inhabitant of Vietnam  
Annam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Vietnam - a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
2.Annamese - the Mon-Khmer language spoken in VietnamAnnamese - the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam
Mon-Khmer - a branch of the Austro-Asiatic languages
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After basic training, he was sent to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied Annamese, the language of Annam, a protectorate in French Indochina.
Vietnamese ceramics dating from the time this dish was made, some 500 years ago, are generally known in the West as Annamese after the ancient Chinese province of Annam which corresponded to a large part of present day Vietnam.
42) The text of another leaflet was translated into Annamese by OSS agent (and former missionary in Vietnam) W.

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