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Vi•et•nam•ese /viˌɛtnɑˈmiz, -ˈmis, -nə-, ˌvyɛt-, ˌviɪt-/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ese. 
  • [countable] a person born or living in Vietnam.
    1. [uncountable] the language spoken by many of the people in Vietnam.

    adj. 
    1. of or relating to Vietnam.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    Vi•et•nam•ese  (vē et′nä mēz, -mēs, -nə-, vyet′-, vē′it-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ese, adj. 
    n. 
    1. a native or inhabitant of Vietnam.
    2. Language VarietiesFormerly,  Annamese, Annamite. the language of Vietnam, of uncertain linguistic affiliation.

    adj. 
    1. Language Varietiesof or pertaining to Vietnam or its inhabitants.
    • Vietnam + -ese 1945–50

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    An•na•mese  (an′ə mēz, -mēs),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl.  -mese. 
    adj. 
    1. of or pertaining to Annam, its people, or their language.

    n. Also,  An•nam•ite 
      (anə mīt′).USA pronunciation 
    1. a native of Annam.
    2. former name of the language  Vietnamese. 
    • Annam + -ese 1820–30


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    ˌVietnaˈmese /ˌvjɛtnəˈmiːz/ adj
    1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Vietnam, its people, or their language
    n
    1. ( pl -ese) a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
    2. the language of Vietnam, probably related to the Mon-Khmer languages



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