gulf of tonking


[ton-kin, tong-]
a former state in N French Indochina, now part of Vietnam.
an arm of the South China Sea, W of Hainan. 300 miles (485 km) long.
Also, Tongking, Tonking [ton-king, tong-] . Unabridged
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Tonkin or Tongking (ˈtɒnˈkɪn, ˈtɒŋˈkɪŋ)
1.  a former state of N French Indochina (1883--1946), on the Gulf of Tonkin: forms the largest part of N Vietnam
2.  Gulf of Tonkin an arm of the South China Sea, bordered by N Vietnam, the Leizhou Peninsula of SW China, and Hainan Island. Length: about 500 km (300 miles)
Tongking or Tongking

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