- Cochin-china old name of a region and French colony in southern Vietnam, from Fr. Cochin-China, from Portuguese corruption of Ko-chen, of uncertain meaning; the China added to distinguish it from the town and port of Cochin in southwest India, the name of which is Tamil, perhaps from koncham "little," in reference to the river there.
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Cochin China — historic region and former French colony in SE Indochina: the S part of Vietnam * * * French Cochinchine Region, southern Vietnam. Covering 30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), the area was a vassal of the Chinese empire and later part of the Khmer… … Universalium
Cochin China — historic region and former French colony in SE Indochina: the S part of Vietnam … English World dictionary
Cochin China — Nam Ky , the southernmost region of contemporary Vietnam, was named Cochinchine by the French, who in 1858 occupied Da Nang on the coast to the north and from there moved southward. By early 1859, French forces occupied Saigon, and in 1862 the … Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914
COCHIN-CHINA — (2,034), the region E. of the Mekong, or Annam proper, called HIGH COCHIN CHINA (capital Hué), and LOW COCHIN CHINA a State S. of Indo China, and S. of Cambodia and Annam; belonging to France, with an unhealthy climate; rice the chief crop; … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
cochin china — noun Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs • Syn: ↑cochin • Hypernyms: ↑domestic fowl, ↑fowl, ↑poultry * * * noun see cochin 1 … Useful english dictionary
Cochin-China — Karte der südlichen Expansion Vietnams von 900 bis 1760 Cochinchina, auch Kotschinchina, frz. Cochinchine, ist eine alte Bezeichnung für den Süden Vietnams und Teile des östlichen Kambodschas, zwischen 1863 und 1954 vor allem für die französische … Deutsch Wikipedia
Cochin China — geographical name region S Vietnam bordering on South China Sea & Gulf of Thailand area 29,974 square miles (77,932 square kilometers) … New Collegiate Dictionary
Cochin-China — /koh chin chuy neuh, koch in /, n. a former state in S French Indochina: now part of Vietnam. French, Cochinchine /kaw shaonn sheen /. * * * … Universalium
Cochin China — noun formerly a region comprising southern Vietnam and part of Cambodia … Wiktionary
Cochin China — n. region in Vietnam which was formerly a state in south French Indochina … English contemporary dictionary