viet minh


[vee-et-min, vyet-, vee-it-]
a Vietnamese, Communist-led organization whose forces fought against the Japanese and especially against the French in Indochina: officially in existence 1941–51.
(used with a plural verb) the leaders, supporters, and fighters of this organization.
of or pertaining to the Vietminh.
Also, Viet Minh.

< Vietnamese Việt-Minh, short for Việt-Nam Độc-Lập Đông-Minh Vietnam Independence League Unabridged
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Vietminh or Viet Minh (ˌvjɛtˈmɪn)
1.  a Vietnamese organization led by Ho Chi Minh that first fought the Japanese and then the French (1941--54) in their attempt to achieve national independence
2.  a member or group of members of this organization, esp in the armed forces
3.  (modifier) of or relating to this organization or to its members
[from Vietnamese Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi Vietnam League of Independence]
Viet Minh or Viet Minh
[from Vietnamese Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi Vietnam League of Independence]

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Viet Minh
also Vietminh, 1945, name of the independence movement in French Indo-China 1941-50, in full Viet Nam Doc-Lap Dong-Minh "Vietnamese Independence League."
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