Vietminh

or Vi·et Minh

[ vee-et-min, vyet-, vee-it- ]

noun
  1. a Vietnamese, Communist-led organization whose forces fought against the Japanese and especially against the French in Indochina: officially in existence 1941–51.

  2. (used with a plural verb) the leaders, supporters, and fighters of this organization.

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Vietminh.

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Origin of Vietminh

1
<Vietnamese Việt-Minh, short for Việt-Nam Độc-Lập Đông-Minh Vietnam Independence League

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Vietminh

Viet Minh

/ (ˌvjɛtˈmɪn) /


noun
  1. a Vietnamese organization led by Ho Chi Minh that first fought the Japanese and then the French (1941–54) in their attempt to achieve national independence

  2. a member or group of members of this organization, esp in the armed forces

  1. (modifier) of or relating to this organization or to its members

Origin of Vietminh

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from Vietnamese Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi Vietnam League of Independence

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