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Sino-Vietnamese is often used to mean:
- Sino-Vietnamese vocabulary: That portion of the Vietnamese vocabulary that is of Chinese origin or makes use of morphemes of Chinese origin (similar to the use of Latin/Greek in English).
"Sino-Vietnamese" is also used to refer to several ethnic groups:
- The Hoa people or "Overseas Chinese" - see also Hoa people in Ho Chi Minh City)
- The Ngái people, rural-dwelling Hakka Chinese people, counted separately from the Hoa people
- The San Diu people or "Mountain Yao"/"Mountain Chinese", Yao people who speak an archaic dialect of Cantonese as well as Iu Mien
- The Gin people, one of the 55 officially recognised ethnic minorities of China, whose native language is Vietnamese
- Vietnamese people in Hong Kong
- The Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979
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