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Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh was the communist leader of North Vietnam from the end of World War II until his death in 1969. Born in a village in central Vietnam, his original name was either Nguyen Sinh Cung or…

Ho Chi Minh City

(Encyclopedia) Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, city (1997 pop. 5,250,000), on the right bank of the Saigon River, a tributary of the Dong Nai, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city, the…

Ho Chi Minh

(Encyclopedia) Ho Chi Minh hô chē mĭn, 1890–1969, Vietnamese nationalist leader, president of North Vietnam (1954–69), and one of the most influential political leaders of the 20th cent. His given…

Saigon

(Encyclopedia) Saigon: see Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Ho

(Encyclopedia) Ho, symbol for the element holmium.

Cholon

(Encyclopedia) Cholon chōlôn´, Fr. shôlôN´, district and former city, since 1932 part of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; on the right bank of the Saigon River, a tributary of the Dong Nai. Cholon is the…

Dong Nai

(Encyclopedia) Dong Nai or Donnaiboth: dông´nī´, river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising as the Da Dung in the mountains of S central Vietnam. It flows SW past Bien Hoa and joins with the Saigon River…

Bien Hoa

(Encyclopedia) Bien Hoa bēĕn´ wä, city (1989 est. pop. 313,816), S Vietnam, c.20 mi (30 km) NE of Ho Chi Minh City. It is famous for its handmade pottery. In the city are sawmills and granite…

Tay Ninh

(Encyclopedia) Tay Ninh tā nĭn, city, S Vietnam, NW of Ho Chi Minh City. It is the center of the Cao Dai, a politically active religious group that was suppressed by South Vietnamese forces after an…

Pleiku

(Encyclopedia) Pleiku or Play Kuboth: plāko͞o´, town, central Vietnam. A highway junction for roads going east (to Quy Nhon), west (to Cambodia), north (to Da Nang), and south (to Ho Chi Minh City),…