Cochin China

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Cochin China (also known as Cochinchina or in French, Cochinchine) was the southernmost part of Vietnam beside Cambodia.

Cochin was named after the unknown realm south of the Five Mountain Ranges (五嶺) in the legendary time of Sanhuangwudi. Its name may be phonetic, but the characters also have the meaning of "crossed bases of hills" and "crossed toes." Locally, it is called Nam Bộ, meaning "Southern Boundary."

During the French occupation, it was called Cochinchine in French, and its capital was at Saigon. The two other parts of Vietnam at the time were Annam and Tonkin.

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