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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

See Cochin2.
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Cochin China

(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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The northern polity was known to the Vietnamese as 'Dang Ngoai' and to foreigners as 'Tonkin' while the southern one, 'Dang Trong', was called 'Cochinchina' by foreigners.
Subsequently, several arachnologists who examined the Solifugae collection in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris) noted two male specimens from Cochinchina and Bachieu (Kraepelin 1899, 1901, 1908; Roewer 1932, 1933).
In 1973, after adapting two of the plays in Osvaldo Dragun's piece Historias para ser contadas, Ramos Otero acted alongside members of Aspasguanza in Cadencia en el pais de las Maravillas con sus amigos de la Cochinchina o el rey principe sapo by Pedro Santaliz, founder of El Nuevo Teatro Pobre de America.
1862 - Vietnam cedes southern part of the country, called Cochinchina, to France.
sativa to plants cultivated for fiber and drugs in "Cochinchina," southern Vietnam (s50).
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.
y Maestro, Madrid, 1614, o el Tratado de las relaciones verdaderas de los reinos de la China, Cochinchina y Champaa y otras cosas notables y varios sucesos, sacadas de sus originales, Jaen, 1628, a modo de <<certificado de autenticidad>>.
Kim et al., "Enhancement of gastric ulcer healing and angiogenesis by cochinchina Momordica seed extract in rats," Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol.