Lâm Ấp

Lâm Ấp (Vietnamese pronunciation of Chinese characters 林邑, Linyi) was a kingdom from c. 200 to 750 AD in what is today central Vietnam. and was the precursor to the Champa (Chiêm Thành in Vietnamese) kingdom in the same territory.

Earlier western scholarship believed Linyi in Chinese records to refer to Champa itself, but Champa expansion northwards may have resulted in the Chinese applying the name Linyi to the Champa imperial city Trà Kiệu with Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary and the Thu Bồn River valley only (now known as Hội An old town) around 600 AD.