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Vietnamese Language

Vietnamese Language (tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ), formerly known beneath French colonization as Annamese (see Annam), is the national and official language of Vietnam. It's the mother tongue of the Vietnamese individuals (người Việt or người Kinh), who represent 86%-90% of Vietnam’s population, and of regarding 3 million overseas Vietnamese, most of whom live in United States. It's conjointly spoken as a second language by several ethnic minorities of Vietnam. It's a part of the Austroasiatic language family, of that it's the foremost speakers by a major margin (lots of times larger than the opposite Austroasiatic languages places together). Abundant vocabulary has been borrowed from Chinese, particularly words that denote abstract concepts within the same method European languages borrow from Latin and Greek, and it had been formerly written to use the Chinese writing system, albeit during a changed format and was given vernacular pronunciation. The Vietnamese writing system in use nowadays is an custom-made version of the Latin alphabet, with further diacritics for tones and sure letters.

- Vietnamese is the official language.

- Almost tourist with Vietnam guides to speak languages: English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese.

Vietnamese Currency

Vietnamese dong (VND) is the official currency in Vietnam.

- Paper notes contain: VND 500,000; 200,000; 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500; 200 and 100. Coins contain VND 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500 and 200.

Cheques with value as Vietnamese dong contain: VND 1,000,000 and 500,000.

- Foreign currencies and tourist cheques can be exchanged into Vietnamese Dong at banks or foreign exchange agencies.

- Credit cards are popularly used, especially in cities and big tourist centers.

Before leaving Vietnam, tourists can exchange into foreign currencies at the airport.


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