Annam

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Annam is also the name of the Father of all Giants, according to the mythology of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

Annam literal meaning "Pacified South," is a region of central Vietnam that fell under Chinese rule in 111 BC as Annan (安南). Known locally as Trung Bộ, meaning "Central Boundary", it was formerly a kingdom the size of Sweden with its capital at Hu. It had been seized by the French by 1884.

Annam has a rich well-watered soil, which yields tropical products, and is rich in minerals.

The other two Vietnamese regions that were first under the Chinese rule, then the French after the Franco-Chinese War, are Cochin China and Tonkin.

The earliest printed book of Vietnam was published in 1335: the 20-volume An Nam Ch Lược (The Concise Records of Annam, 《安南志略》), written by L Tắc (黎崱 li4 ce4).

The name gave rise to the Annamitic Chain (la Chane Annamitique), also translated as Cordillera, Ridge, Mountains, a 1100-km with a height of 2958 metres, that divides Vietnam and Laos.

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