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Cochin China 1
A region of southern Indochina including the rich delta area of the Mekong River. Originally a part of the Khmer Empire, it fell to the Annamese in the 1700s and to the French in the 1800s. The region forms the southern part of present-day Vietnam.
[Ultimately from Portuguese Cauchichina : archaic Malay Kuchi, Vietnam (akin to Vietnamese Giao Chỉ, Annam, from a Chinese source equivalent to Mandarin Jiāozhǐ) + Portuguese China, China.]
Cochin China 2
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(Placename) a former French colony of Indochina (1862–1948): now the part of Vietnam that lies south of Phan Thiet
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|Noun||1.||cochin china - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs|
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