Tonkin

Tonkin (Bắc Kỳ, historically Đàng Ngoài), also spelled Tongkin, Tonquin or Tongking, is the northernmost part of Vietnam, south of China`s Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces, east of northern Laos, and west of the Gulf of Tonkin. `Tonkin` is a corruption of Đông Kinh (東京), the name of Hanoi during the Lê Dynasty. Locally, Tonkin is know......
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Tonkin

northern Vietnam during the French colonial period. The term Tonkin was never officially used by the Vietnamese to describe their country.[3 related articles]
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Tonkin

Tonkin (ton'kin', tong'–) , historic region (c.40,000 sq mi/103,600 sq km), SE Asia, now forming the heartland of N Vietnam. The capital was Hanoi. Tonkin was bordered on the north by China, on the east by the Gulf of Tonkin, on the south by the historic region of Annam, and on the...
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