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Meaning of French Indochina

French' Indochi'na

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  1. an area in SE Asia, formerly a French colonial federation including Cochin-China, the protectorates of Annam, Cambodia, Tonkin, and Laos, and the leased territory of Kwangchowan: now comprising the three independent states of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Cap.: Hanoi. Cf. Indochina.
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