Taiwan

geographical name

Tai·​wan ˈtī-ˈwän How to pronounce Taiwan (audio)
variants or Formosa
fȯr-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce Taiwan (audio)
fər-,
-zə
island in the Pacific off the southeast coast east of Fujian, China 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 Republic of China, with Taipei as its capital.

Taiwanese adjective or noun

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“Taiwan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taiwan. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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