adjective or noun see Tonkin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tongkingese — Usage: usually capitalized variant of tonkinese …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tonkin — or Tongking geographical name region N Indochina bordering on China, since 1946 forming N part of Vietnam; chief city Hanoi • Tonkinese or Tongkingese adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Alexandre de Rhodes —     Alexandre De Rhodes     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Alexandre De Rhodes     A missionary and author, born at Avignon, 15 March, 1591; died at Ispahan, Persia, 5 Nov., 1660. He entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus at Rome, 24 April,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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