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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

n.
See Cochin2.

Cochin China

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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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Noun1.Cochin China - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legscochin china - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
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57, 'Carta de Luis Perez Marinas con relaciones de Cochinchina, Siam', dated 15 June 1603.
The failure of the French and the Vietnamese to find a peaceful solution to the status of Cochinchina allowed colonial hardliners in Indochina like Thierry d'Argenlieu to take matters into their hands, making a compromise solution increasingly difficult to achieve.
59) A su vez, toda esta conflictividad tambien provoco un cambio en la tipologia de las mercancias llegadas hasta la ribera del Pasig, pues los ricos damascos y tafetanes, asi como la seda cruda que otrora inundaron las bodegas de las naos transpacificas, fueron sustituidos por tejidos mas sencillos y baratos fabricados principalmente a base de algodon, los cuales eran transportados por comerciantes chinos desde diferentes puntos de China, Japon y Cochinchina.
The marchandes de modes and their colleagues were often inspired by current trends and/or events, such as famous plays (Beaumarchais's Le Mariage de Figaro), the American Revolution, or famous visitors to Paris, such as Benjamin Franklin, the ambassadors of Tippoo-Saib, sultan of Mysore (modern-day Karnataka, India), or Prince Nguyen Phuc Canh of Cochinchina (modern-day Vietnam).
In October 1887 French Indochina was formed encompassing Annam, Tonkin, Cochinchina and the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955--75.
Alli leemos que unas aves parecidas a las golondrinas hacian sus nidos en las costas de Tonquin, Java y Cochinchina con pececillos y espuma de mar; una vez que los abandonan, se recogian y vendian.
Heredera de este planteamiento es la obra Reivindicaciones de Espana, redactada por Jose Maria de Areilza y Fernando Maria Castiella (1941), que atribuia la decadencia nacional al papel de Francia e Inglaterra, y reclamaba Gibraltar, Marruecos, Argelia, Africa occidental y territorios del Mar Rojo y de la Cochinchina.
It would consist of Cambodia and the three sections that eventually formed modern Vietnam: Tonkin in the north, central Annam and Cochinchina in the south.
Generally, West-Africans, Malagasy, and Vietnamese from Cochinchina were believed to need wintering.