Quemoy

geographical name
Que·​moy | \ ki-ˈmȯi How to pronounce Quemoy (audio) , kwi-; ˈkwē-ˌmȯi\
variants: or Chinese Jinmen \ ˈjin-​ˈmən How to pronounce Jinmen (audio) \ or Kinmen \ ˈjin-​ˈmən \

Definition of Quemoy

island of southeastern China in the Taiwan Strait 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Xiamen that has been garrisoned by Taiwan since 1950 population 60,544

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