Definition of Vietnam in English:

Vietnam

Pronunciation: /vēˌetˈnam//vēˌetˈnäm/

proper noun

  • A country in Southeast Asia, on the South China Sea; population 88,576,800 (est. 2009); capital, Hanoi; language, Vietnamese (official)

Origin

From Vietnamese Viet, the name of the inhabitants, + nam south.

Pronunciation:

Vietnam

/vēˌetˈnam//vēˌetˈnäm/