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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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The struggle began in 1919 when young Ho Chi Minh ('He who enlightens'), then living in France, founded the Association of Annamese Patriots comprising Vietnamese Nationals who opposed the French colonial occupation of Vietnam.
26) The eastern delta and its coast would have been the area where Annamese Middle Chinese (as termed by John Phan), was spoken.
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.
On the glorious day when the first train crosses the Steel Lace Viaduct, the French stage a ceremony to recognize the contribution of the native population in the construction of the bridge: One Annamese (a worker of Vietnamese descent) assists Vigel in driving the first locomotive across the bridge (323-26).
42) The text of another leaflet was translated into Annamese by OSS agent (and former missionary in Vietnam) W.
on the 31st, the NVA 6th Regiment linked up with its guides and seized a bridgehead into the Citadel, a castle-like structure that had been the residence for Annamese emperors since the early 1800's.
8) As a cover for his party activities, Giap worked for Huynh Thuc Khang, publisher of the Tieng Dan (People's Voice) newspaper, the most important of the reform-minded Annamese publications and one carefully watched by the Deuxieme Bureau of the Surete Generale pour l'Indochine--the French secret police responsible for insuring the retention of France's richest colony.

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