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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.
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(æˈnæm; ˈænæm) or


(Placename) a former kingdom (3rd century–1428), empire (1428–1884), and French protectorate (1884–1945) of E Indochina: now part of Vietnam
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a former kingdom and French protectorate along the E coast of French Indochina: now part of Vietnam.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Annam - a communist state in Indochina on the South China SeaAnnam - a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
Dien Bien Phu - the French military base fell after a siege by Vietnam troops that lasted 56 days; ended the involvement of France in Indochina in 1954
Vietnam War, Vietnam - a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
North Vietnam - a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when South Vietnam collapsed at the end of the Vietnam War
South Vietnam - a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when it was defeated and annexed by North Vietnam
capital of Vietnam, Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam; located in North Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon - a city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina
Haiphong - a port city in northern Vietnam; industrial center
Annamese, Vietnamese - a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
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Summary: New Delhi [India], July 12 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) legislative council member Annam Satish Prabhakar on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party's working president Jagat Prakash Nadda.
Nicole Rambo, youth services librarian, along with a local professional artist, Anu Annam, facilitated the workshop.
His magic makes one wander dazzled through a bazaar, a souk, an emporium, Manila's Parian, saluting Tundun and Angkatan at shops packed with wondrous treasures: Precious porcelain from China, Japan, Annam; silks and brocades; gold embellishments; skirts perhaps snatched from startled maidens; basketfuls of spices; marvelous Cordillera bulul that to Torquemada and Savonarola must be flung onto blazing bonfires.
The floodwaters carried by the seasonal river stream Bor Nallah rushed into villages Nasirabad, Annam Bostan and Killi Sultan forcing the residents to abandon their homes.
The heavy flash flood was reported in various villages of Nushki district as seasonal stream Bor Nallah was carrying huge flood water and threading to villages including Nasirabad, Annam Bostan, Killi Sultan.
Taittiriya Upanishad exclaims 'I'm food (aham annam), I'm food, I'm food!
In the country once called Annam, thereafter French Indo-China, and now Vietnam, the Japanese were fought, defeated and driven out in the 1940s and the French in the 1950s.
This was stated by Assistant Commissioner General Lahore Annam Zaid here on Saturday, says a spokesman for the city district government.
Teacher Annam Pervaiz said:"We are delighted to establish a partnership with BarrheadTravel and Greggs Foundation.
Annam Lodhi | Tribune News Service THE upcoming elections in Pakistan are a battle between candidates who have waited long years for the opportunity to become prime minister.

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