Truong Sa


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Borrowed from Vietnamese trường sa (長沙).[1]


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Truong Sa

  1. Synonym of Spratly Islands: the Vietnamese-derived name.
    • 1986, History of the Communist Party of Vietnam[1], Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, →OCLC, →OL, page 253:
      Early in April 1975, together with the liberation of central and south Trung Bo provinces, our army and people liberated a host of our offshore islands. On 14 April, Military Region V in coordination with the Navy Command liberated the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands held by the Saigon puppet troops.
    • 1998, Singh, Bilveer, “China, the South China Sea and the Security of Post-Cold War Southeast Asia”, in Frank Columbus, editor, Asian Economic and Political Issues[2], volume I, Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers, →ISBN, →OCLC, →OL, page 18:
      In response, Vietnam also announced its intention to strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea. For example, the Saigon Giai Phong, a paper run by the Communist Party in Ho Chi Minh City said on 14 June 1988 that 150 workers would build two houses on Truong Sa Island “for combatants who are on duty to protect the islands”.
    • 2002 April, Repression of Montagnards: Conflicts over Land and Religion in Vietnam's Central highlands[3], Human Rights Watch, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 29:
      According to Vietnamese folklore, Vietnam's many different nationalities were hatched out of a hundred eggs from one set of parents, Lac Long Quan and Au Co. Half followed their mother to the mountains and the rest went with then father to the sea. They joined hands to build one nation stretching from the high peaks of Lung Cu in the north, to the hamlet of Rach Tau in the south, and from the Truong Son range in the west to the Truong Sa archipelago in the east.'
    • 2012, Branson, Douglas M., Three Tastes of Nước Má̆m: The Brown Water Navy & Visits to Vietnam[4], Ashland, OR: Hellgate Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 281:
      While I was in Hanoi, in summer 2011, the Viet Nam News reported that “Viet Nam has affirmed its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos and protested China’s recent actions concerning the two island groups.” China Mobile (a private corporation) had evidently extended mobile service coverage to include the islands.
    • 2015 June 5, Petty, Martin; Mai Nguyen; Michael Martina, “Vietnam launches special 'sovereignty' cruise, angering China”, in Mike Collett-White, editor, Reuters[5], archived from the original on 08 September 2022, World News‎[6]:
      The elaborately worded offer is for a six-day cruise that will visit two reefs and two islands in the Spratlys, or Truong Sa in Vietnamese, which the country has occupied for some time despite rival claims.
      It makes little attempt to disguise its political flavour, and comes as Vietnam pursues a bolder agenda in pushing its claims in the face of China’s own growing assertiveness.
      “Travelling to Truong Sa ... means the big trip of your life, reviving national pride and citizens’ awareness of the sacred maritime sovereignty of the country,” the promotion said.
      “Tourists will no longer feel Truong Sa as far away, the blue Truong Sa ocean will be deep in people’s hearts.”
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Truong Sa.
  2. A district of Khánh Hoà, Vietnam.
    • [2013 December, Bouchat, Clarence J., Dangerous Ground: the Spratly Islands and U.S. Interests and Approaches[7], U.S. Army War College, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 33:
      To assert its control, Vietnam has since established Spratly Island as a township in Truòng Sa district, organized local elections and tours in the Spratlys, and has continued to award oil exploration contracts.]
    • 2018 March 21, “Fund raised to build great solidarity house in Truong Sa”, in VietnamPlus[8], archived from the original on 05 May 2021:
      A fund will be raised for the construction of a great solidarity house of Vietnam’s ethnic groups in the Truong Sa island district, south central Khanh Hoa province, according to the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Truong Sa.


  1. ^ Spratly Islands, Vietnamese Quan Dao Truong Sa, in Encyclopædia Britannica

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