Cochin China

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French Cochin-China; from Portuguese corruption of Ko-chen, + China to distinguish from the Indian town of Cochin (which has a different etymology and was also Portuguese colony).[1]

Proper nounEdit

Cochin China

  1. A former region comprising southern Vietnam and part of Cambodia.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cochin-china” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
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