Vietnamese Background

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia and for a significant amount of time served as a French colony and a part of French Indochina. The country of bicycles and motorcycles, conical Asian hat, sometimes called rice hat, and Pho soup is infamous for the Vietnam War and the Viet Cong army which fought the US and supported the communist insurgency. Despite its complicated history, Vietnam is now a popular tourist destination, mainly for its fabulous sceneries, the capital of Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, formerly called Saigon. As a part of the Austroasiatic language family, Vietnamese is spoken by 76 million people and uses its own Vietnamese alphabet and a writing system based on Latin script. Parents all over the world admire Vietnamese names for their ancient ancestry, profound etymology, unique tonal pronunciation, and Buddhist tradition.