old alternative title for Vietnam, from Chinese, literally "pacified south," title given to the old country of Nam Viet by the Chinese when they conquered it 111 B.C.E. From an "peace" + nan "south." It absolutely was discarded upon renovation of Viet self-reliance in 939 C.E., but it stuck in Western geographies and had been reapplied towards area c.1790 by the French.
a communist state in Indochina in the Southern China water; achieved autonomy from France in 1945
In Annam the rainy season begins during September and lasts for three or four months, corresponding with the northeast monsoon and also with a period of typhoons.