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1. A peninsula of southeast Asia comprising Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and the mainland territory of Malaysia. The area was influenced in early times by the cultures of India and China.
2. The former French colonial empire in southeast Asia, including much of the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula. French influence extended from roughly 1858 to the fall of Dien Bien Phu (1954).

In′do·chi′nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.
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(ˌɪndəʊtʃaɪˈniːz) or


1. (Placename) of or relating to Indochina or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Indochina or its inhabitants
n, pl -nese
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Indochina
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Synopsis: Struggling to reassert control over their Indochinese colonies after World War II, the French established a huge air-land base in the valley of Dien Bien Phu.
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Indeed, the security apparatus that oversaw Indochinese in France often took note of Vietnamese who, like Le Van Duc, had travelled to France and decided to continue on to America.
'The first though short-lived Republic in Asia, the Philippines was the model for freedom struggles in half the world-Chinese, Indochinese, Malays and Indonesians were inspired by it and adopted our heroes as their own.'
Prior to these programs, she had already gained international renown as associate director of the Community and Family Services International, an international NGO seeking to uplift the psychosocial wellbeing and quality of life of Indochinese refugees at the Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Morong, Bataan, and later, in other refugee camps in Southeast Asia.'
Indochinese culture is as varied as any across the four countries that call themselves neighbors there.
'That number was immediately lowered to 3,500,' said Henri Eckert, assistant professor of Indochinese history at Universite des Antilles in Martinique.
Cambodia is located on the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia.
It will play a leading economic role in the Indochinese peninsula soon."
Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980