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[vee-et-nah-meez, -mees, -nuh-, vyet-, vee-it-] /viˌɛt nɑˈmiz, -ˈmis, -nə-, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt-/
noun, plural Vietnamese.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Vietnam.
2.
Formerly Annamese, Annamite. the language of Vietnam, of uncertain linguistic affiliation.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Vietnam or its inhabitants.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; Vietnam + -ese
Related forms
pro-Vietnamese, adjective, noun, plural pro-Vietnamese.
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-vietnamese

Vietnamese

/ˌvjɛtnəˈmiːz/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Vietnam, its people, or their language
noun
2.
(pl) -ese. a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
3.
the language of Vietnam, probably related to the Mon-Khmer languages
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Word Origin and History for pro-vietnamese

Vietnamese

1947, from Vietnam + -ese.

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