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Saigon   /sˌaɪgˈɑn/   Listen

A city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina.  Synonym: Ho Chi Minh City.

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"Saigon" Quotes from Famous Books

... much like every other until we had put the China Sea behind us. We touched at the mouth of the Saigon, but found no promise of trade, and weighed anchor again with the intention of visiting Singapore. Among other curious things, we saw a number of pink porpoises and some that were mottled pink and white and brown. Porpoises ...
— The Mutineers • Charles Boardman Hawes

... we sailed for Hongkong and then embarked for Point de Galle on the island of Ceylon, expectin' to stop on the way at Saigon in Cochin-China ...
— Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife • Marietta Holley

... mates may be. In the East every man who travels is assumed to be somebody. Hence you suspect your vis-a-vis at dinner to be the governor of a colony somewhere in the immeasurable Orient, or a new commander for Saigon, or perhaps a Frankfort banker going to China to conclude the terms of a new loan. If your neighbor at table is specially reserved, and gives his orders like one accustomed to being obeyed, you fancy him to be an accomplished diplomatist, very likely having in his pocket the ...
— East of Suez - Ceylon, India, China and Japan • Frederic Courtland Penfield

... decision of the meeting above referred to, I left Hongkong quietly on the 7th April, 1898, on board the steamship Taisany, and after calling at Saigon I reached Singapore as a passenger by the s.s. Eridan, landing there as secretly as possible on the 21st April. I at once proceeded to the residence of one ...
— True Version of the Philippine Revolution • Don Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy

... had left Cochin-China, Saigon, and the great delta of the Mekong behind us, and when on October 27 we came into contact with the current from the north-east which sweeps along the coast of Annam, the temperature fell several degrees and the ...
— From Pole to Pole - A Book for Young People • Sven Anders Hedin

Words linked to "Saigon" :   Socialist Republic of Vietnam, city, metropolis, Viet Nam, urban center, Annam, Vietnam

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