Why do Vietnamese use Latin?

Is Vietnamese Latin based?

Present-day Vietnamese is written with a Latin-based alphabet developed in the 17th century by a French Jesuit missionary Alexandre de Rhodes (1591-1660) who based it on the work of earlier Portuguese missionaries. The script was used mainly for religious texts, but was eventually extended to other types of writing.

Why do Vietnamese use Latin Quora?

Answer: The Latin alphabet with the Vietnamese Quoc Ngu script has helped the Vietnamese for ending illiterate most of the Vietnamese after regaining independence in 1945. … The Vietnamese language has been recorded in the Latin script has made the Vietnamese easier to learn, easier to write, to read.

Why did Vietnam adopt Roman alphabet?

Chữ Quốc Ngữ was forced by French government to be used in both official documents and education, so it started gaining traction and widely used. Source: Vietnamese citizen, Vietnamese history textbook, some other Vietnamese history books (not translated) and some names recalled thank to Wiki.

Can Chinese understand Vietnamese?

Because of the difference between Vietnamese and Chinese languages, a Vietnamese native speaker who was born in a Vietnamese family in Vietnam cannot understand nor speak Chinese as their first language. They can speak and understand Chinese as a second language if they learn Chinese.

Is Vietnam a poor country?

Vietnam is now defined as a lower middle income country by the World Bank. Of the total Vietnamese population of 88 million people (2010), 13 million people still live in poverty and many others remain near poor. Poverty reduction is slowing down and inequality increasing with persistent deep pockets of poverty.

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