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[Giao-chi]. One of the nine com-manderies of the Han Chinese province of Chiao which corresponded to the region of the Red River delta, the heartland of the later (10th-century) independent state of Vietnam. The name was used by early European and West Asian traders to designate this state long after it had gained independence from China and possibly survives in ‘CochinChina’.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied