French Indochina

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French Indochina

n
(Placename) the territories of SE Asia that were colonized by France and held mostly until 1954: included Cochin China, Annam, and Tonkin (now largely Vietnam), Cambodia, Laos, and Kuang-Chou Wan (returned to China in 1945, now Zhanjiang)

French′ Indochi′na


n.
an area in SE Asia, formerly a French colonial federation: now comprising the three independent states of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
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Noun1.French Indochina - the French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and VietnamFrench Indochina - the French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
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The first unit (chapter one) deals with the French conquest of Indochina from the attack on Da Nang in 1858 to the creation of the French Indochinese Union in 1897.