Taiwan

geographical name
Tai·wan | \ˈtī-ˈwän \
variants: or Formosa \fȯr-ˈmō-sə, fər-, -zə \

Definition of Taiwan 

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

Note: 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.

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Taiwanese \ˌtī-wə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs \ adjective or noun

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