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[in-doh-chahy-nuh] /ˈɪn doʊˈtʃaɪ nə/
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).
Also called Farther India.
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noun (ˈɪndəʊˈtʃaɪnə)
Also called Farther India. a peninsula in SE Asia, between India and China: consists of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia
the former French colonial possessions of Cochin China, Annam, Tonkin, Laos, and Cambodia
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Word Origin and History for 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 definition

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

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