Definition of Vietminh in English:

Vietminh

Syllabification: Vi·et·minh
Pronunciation: /vēˌetˈmin, ˌvyet-, ˌvēət-
 
/

noun (plural same)

  • A member of a communist-dominated nationalist movement, formed in 1941, that fought for Vietnamese independence from French rule. Members of the Vietminh later joined with the Vietcong.
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    • The communists in Vietnam had formed an effective anti-Japanese resistance movement, the Vietminh, which was strongest in the north, where it had the advantage of a base in China.
    • These men were motivated by different factors from those that influenced the volunteers of 1914, or the ideologically charged soldiers of the Vietminh and Vietcong in the 1950s and 1960s.
    • The decisive battle of the war developed in the spring of 1954 as the Vietminh attacked the French fortress of Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam.

Origin

from Vietnamese Viet-Nam Dôc-Lâp Dông-Minh 'Vietnamese Independence League'.

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