- a former kingdom and French protectorate along the E coast of French Indochina: now part of Vietnam.
Examples from the Web for anam
The people of Anam Proper are evidently of Mongol extraction.
The elephant, panther and tiger found in the forests of Anam.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World
John B. Alden
The Quanto inhabit the range of mountains between Anam and China.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man
Robert Gordon Latham
Cambojia is situated south-west of Siam, south of Anam, between 10 and 14.
- a variant spelling of Annam
- a former kingdom (3rd century–1428), empire (1428–1884), and French protectorate (1884–1945) of E Indochina: now part of Vietnam
Word Origin and History for anam
old alternative name for Vietnam, from Chinese, literally "pacified south," the name given to the old nation of Nam Viet by the Chinese after they conquered it 111 B.C.E. From an "peace" + nan "south." It was discarded upon restoration of Viet independence in 939 C.E., but it stuck in Western geographies and was reapplied to the region c.1790 by the French.