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The Lạc Việt
Lạc Việt
(雒越; pinyin: Luòyuè) were an ancient conglomeration of Yue tribes that inhabited what is today Guangxi
Guangxi
in Southern China
China
and the lowland plains of Northern Vietnam, particularly the marshy, agriculturally rich area of the Red River Delta.[1] They are particularly associated with the Bronze Age
Bronze Age
Đông Sơn culture of mainland Southeast Asia.[2] The Lạc Việt
Lạc Việt
are believed to have founded a state called Văn Lang in 2879 BC. The people of Văn Lang
Văn Lang
traded with the upland-based Âu Việt people, who lived in the mountainous regions of what are today northernmost Vietnam, western Guangdong, and northern Guangxi, China, to their north, until 258 BC or 257 BC, when Thục Phán, the leader of the alliance of Âu Việt tribes, invaded Văn Lang
Văn Lang
and defeated the last Hùng king. He united the two kingdoms, naming the new nation Âu Lạc and taking a Sino-Vietnamese title, "peaceful virile king" (Chinese: 安陽王; Vietnamese: An Dương Vương).[3] See also[edit]

Âu Việt

References[edit]

^ SarDesai, D. R. (1998). Vietnam, Past and Present. Avalon Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8133-3435-6.  ^ Hoàng, Anh Tuấn (2007). Silk for Silver: Dutch-Vietnamese Rerlations ; 1637 - 1700. BRILL. p. 12. ISBN 90-04-15601-1.  ^ Chapuis, Oscar (1995). A History of Vietnam: From Hong Bang to Tu Duc. Greenwood Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-

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