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Indochina

[in-doh-chahy-nuh]
noun
  1. a peninsula in SE Asia, between the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sea, comprising Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, W Malaysia, and Burma (Myanmar).
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Also called Farther India.
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Indochina

Indo-China

noun (ˈɪndəʊˈtʃaɪnə)
  1. Also called: Farther India a peninsula in SE Asia, between India and China: consists of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia
  2. the former French colonial possessions of Cochin China, Annam, Tonkin, Laos, and Cambodia
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Word Origin and History for indochina

Indochina

1886, from Indo-, comb. form of Greek Indos "India" + China. Name proposed early 19c. by Scottish poet and orientalist John Leyden, who lived and worked in India from 1803 till his death at 35 in 1811.

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indochina in Culture

Indochina

Region in Southeast Asia, including Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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The French colonies of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia were organized as French Indochina.
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