In the beginning named Jiaozhi (交阯 or 交趾) by its leaders Chinese, Cochin is phonetics for the Chinese character meaning cross hills at base or cross toes . Locally it is called Nam Bộ (南圻), meaning “southern border. ”
In -111, under the reign of Wudi of the China Han, the Commandement Jiaozhi (交趾郡) was established, among two other commands in the remainder of Vietnam: Jiuzhen (九真郡) and Ri' nan (日南郡). In 939, Ngô Quyền (吳權) proclaimed king de Cochin and began a dynasty.
France (Provisional government of the French Republic) recognizes the independence of the Democratic republic of Vietnam but she refuses to include the Cochinchine, which will cause a war and the separation of Vietnam between the Vietnam of North and the South, in 1954.
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