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.
French Laos' (le Laos francais), as it was often called at the time, was incorporated into the French Indochinese Union, which had been created in 1887.