• WordNet 3.6
    • n Annamese the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam
    • n Annamese a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • annamese Of or pertaining to Annam, its people, or its language.
    • n annamese singular or plural A native or the natives of Annam; an inhabitant or the inhabitants of Annam, a feudatory dependency of China till 1883, when France established a protectorate over it. Annam occupies the eastern portion of the Indo-Chinese peninsula, having China proper on the north and Siam on the west.
    • n annamese Also spelled Anamese.
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In literature:

The people are French, Annamese, and Chinese.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
The Annamese, who form the bulk of the population, are attractive in appearance, finer in feature and gentler in manner than the Chinese.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Long-Nailed Fashion of an Annamese Noble, and a Marquesian Chief.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
It gives the Chinese characters with their pronunciation in Chinese and Annamese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
The Annamese is the worst-built and ugliest of all the Indo-Chinese who belong to the Mongolian race.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The Annamese are, however, a distinct race.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The Annamese have many sounds in their spoken language which no Chinese can enunciate.
"The Progress of Ethnology" by John Russell Bartlett
The Annamese have in fact little to learn from western social institutions.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
Are not the Annamese and Tonquinese Chinese, to whom liberty is as dear as to the French?
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 10, October, 1885" by Various
The Muongs are bigger and stronger than the Annamese, their eyes often almost straight.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various