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Vietnamese

[ vee-et-nah-meez, -mees, -nuh-, vyet-, vee-it- ]
/ viˌɛt nɑˈmiz, -ˈmis, -nə-, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt- /
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noun, plural Vi·et·nam·ese.
a native or inhabitant of Vietnam.
the language of Vietnam, of uncertain linguistic affiliation.Formerly Annamese, An·nam·ite.
adjective
of or relating to Vietnam or its inhabitants.
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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 Vietnamese

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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