NAM is the ISO 3166 country code for Namibia, formerly Southwest Africa.

Namibia is often called Nam (rhymes with ham) by South Africans.
Firstly because it is a reasonable abbreviation.
Secondly because all cars from Namibia sport a sticker with this country code.
And lastly as a joke, for the parallels with Vietnam. The Apartheid South African Government fought an eventually futile war against SWAPO - communist, soviet-backed terrorists er... freedom fighters in Namibia in the 1980s.

Nam (?). [Contr. fr. ne am.]

Am not.



© Webster 1913.

Nam, obs. imp.

of Nim.



© Webster 1913.

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