Taiwan

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geographical name Tai·wan \ˈtī-ˈwän\
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Formosa

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Definition of Taiwan

  1. island of China in the Pacific off the southeast coast east of Fujian area 13,892 square miles (35,980 square kilometers), population 23,340,000 Taiwan belonged to Japan from 1895 to 1945. Since 1949 it has been the seat of the (Nationalist) Republic of China, with Taibei as its capital.

Taiwanese

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TAIWAN Defined for English Language Learners

Taiwan

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geographical name Tai·wan \ˈtī-ˈwän\

Definition of Taiwan for English Language Learners

  • : Chinese island off the coast of Asia



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