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Taiwan

EnglishEdit

Flag of the Republic of China

EtymologyEdit

From Tayuan, Tayoan, or other variants, meaning "foreigners" in Siraya (a Formosan language used on the southwestern part of the island), referring to the early Chinese settlers. Recorded in Dutch records as "Tayouan" (and other variants), and in Chinese as "大員" (and other variants), as the name for a peninsula off the coast of Tainan. The term eventually became the name of the entire island.

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Taiwan

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  1. Common name for a country in East Asia. Official name: Republic of China, Its de facto capital is Taipei.
  2. An island off the coast of mainland China, also known as Formosa since 16th century.
  3. A claimed province of the People's Republic of China

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Usage notesEdit

Taiwan and Taiwanese are both widely used as attributives, e.g. Taiwan/Taiwanese culture, the Taiwan/Taiwanese government, Taiwan/Taiwanese food, etc.

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CzechEdit

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Taiwan m

  1. Taiwan

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Taiwan ?

  1. Taiwan

FinnishEdit

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Taiwan

  1. Taiwan

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GermanEdit

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Taiwan n (genitive Taiwans)

  1. an island and not recognized state in Asia; Taiwan

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ItalianEdit

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

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Taiwan m

  1. Taiwan

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MarshalleseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Taiwan, from Mandarin 臺灣 (Táiwān).

PronunciationEdit

  • MED Phonemes: {tahyiywan}
  • IPA Phonemes: /tˠaɰjɨjwanʲ/
  • IPA Articulation: [tˠɑɑ̯i̯ii̯ɒ̯ɒ͡ænʲ]

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Taiwan

  1. Taiwan.

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NorwegianEdit

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Taiwan

  1. Taiwan

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EtymologyEdit

From English Taiwan, from Mandarin 臺灣 (Táiwān).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /taj.ˈwɐ̃/
  • Hyphenation: Tai‧wan

Proper nounEdit

Taiwan f

  1. Republic of China (state in East Asia)
  2. Taiwan; Formosa (island off the coast of mainland China)

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