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Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly Sai·gon  (sī-gŏn′)
The largest city of Vietnam, in the southern part of the country near the South China Sea. An ancient Khmer settlement, it was known as Saigon throughout most of its history, serving as the administrative center of French Indochina and, after 1954, as the capital of South Vietnam. The city was renamed after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
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Ho Chi Minh City

n
(Placename) a port in S Vietnam, 97 km (60 miles) from the South China Sea, on the Saigon River: captured by the French in 1859; merged with adjoining Cholon in 1932; capital of the former Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) from 1954 to 1976; university (1917); US headquarters during the Vietnam War. Pop: 5 030 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1976): Saigon
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Ho′ Chi` Minh′ Cit′y


n.
a seaport in S Vietnam. 4,000,000. Formerly, Saigon.
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Noun1.Ho Chi Minh City - a city in South VietnamHo Chi Minh City - a city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina
Annam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Vietnam - a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
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(47) The fourth-generation ancestor had married a Gia Dinh native, nee Nguyen (and thus most likely an ethnic Vietnamese), while he pursued business opportunities in the area.
From August 2015 to April 2016, consecutive patients aged > 18 years, hospitalized with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and endoscopically diagnosed with gastric and/or duodenal ulcers at Gia Dinh People's Hospital, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, were recruited prospectively.
I joined them and opened a copy of Tiep thi & Gia dinh (Marketing & Family), a women's magazine widely read among young professionals and middle-class urbanites.
The State Bank of Vietnam has said that it has granted approval to Gia Dinh Commercial Joint Stock Bank to raise its registered capital to VND3tn (USD154.6m) from VND1tn.
Two large clothing players, Gia Dinh Textile and Garment Corporation and the Saigon 2 Garment Company recently joined together for retail sale purposes.
The solemn re-ritual is exclusively performed by male villagers on behalf of the entire village and conveys the community's collective feelings of gratitude (long nho on) to the craft ancestor.(10) Women, on the other hand, take the main responsibility for the well-being and harmony within the family, a notion reinforced by state rhetoric through numerous campaigns aimed at creating happy families (gia dinh hanh phuc; for a discussion see Gammeltoft 1997; Endres 1999).
Choi presents an illuminating picture of the complex social and political interests in the south, known as 'Gia Dinh', in the early decades of the nineteenth century.
9) The traditional Vietnamese Confucian family (gia dinh) was imagined -- and sometimes experienced -- as a grouping of two, three, or even four generations living together within one patrilocal, and patriarchal, household.