Taiwan

geographical name Tai·wan \ ˈtī-ˈwän \
variants: or Formosa play \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.

Taiwanese

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


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