Annamese

[ an-uh-meez, -mees ]
/ ˌæn əˈmiz, -ˈmis /

adjective

of or relating to Annam, its people, or their language.

noun, plural An·na·mese. Also An·nam·ite [an-uh-mahyt] /ˈæn əˌmaɪt/.

a native of Annam.
former name of the language Vietnamese.

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Origin of Annamese

First recorded in 1820–30; Annam + -ese

Definition for annamite (2 of 2)

Vietnamese
[ vee-et-nah-meez, -mees, -nuh-, vyet-, vee-it- ]
/ viˌɛt nɑˈmiz, -ˈmis, -nə-, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt- /

noun, plural Vi·et·nam·ese.

a native or inhabitant of Vietnam.
Formerly Annamese, Annamite. the language of Vietnam, of uncertain linguistic affiliation.

adjective

of or relating to Vietnam or its inhabitants.

Origin of Vietnamese

First recorded in 1945–50; Vietnam + -ese

OTHER WORDS FROM Vietnamese

pro-Vi·et·nam·ese, adjective, noun, plural pro·-Vi·et·nam·ese.
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British Dictionary definitions for annamite (1 of 2)

Annamese
/ (ˌænəˈmiːz) /

adjective

of or relating to Annam

adjective, noun

a former word for Vietnamese

British Dictionary definitions for annamite (2 of 2)

Vietnamese
/ (ˌvjɛtnəˈmiːz) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Vietnam, its people, or their language

noun

plural -ese a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
the language of Vietnam, probably related to the Mon-Khmer languages
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