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From Wade-Giles romanization of Mandarin 高雄 (Kao¹-hsiung²), from (たか)() (Takao) (Takao), from Min Nan 打狗 (Tá-káu) (Takau), from Siraya takau (bamboo forest).


  • IPA(key): /ˈkaʊ ˈʃjʊŋ/
  • enPR: gouʹshyo͝ongʹ

Proper nounEdit


  1. The second largest city in Taiwan.
    • 1959, Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy[1], Annapolis: Government Printing Office, page 147:
      During the period June 20-26, the midshipmen embarked in various operating units of the U. S. Seventh Fleet, including 1 cruiser, 3 carriers, and 18 destroyers at Pearl Harbor, Yokosuka, Sasebo, Guam, Buckner Bay, Subic Bay, and Kaohsiung.
      During the period June 26 to August 12, these Seventh Fleet ships participated in fast carrier Task Force operations with occasional visits to the following Far East ports:
      Buckner Bay, Okinawa
      Guam, Mariana Islands
      Hong Kong, British Crown Colony
      Kaohsiung, Formosa
      Sasebo, Japan
      Yokosuka, Japan
    • 1967, “Navy Exchange, Taiwan”, in All Hands[2], number 607, Bureau of Naval Personnel, page 28:
      The Exchange facilities are located on Taiwan wherever there is a major U. S. military installation. The U. S. serviceman is seldom far from a retail store, barbershop, cafeteria, or whatever he needs in the line of exchange services.
      These services begin on the northern shore of Taiwan at Keelung, which is the port of entry for all exchange merchandise. From there, the goods are moved south to outlets at Taipei, Taichung, Kung Kuan, Chia Yi, Tainan and Kaohsiung.
    • 1976 February 1, “Kaohsiung shipyard nearing completion”, in Free China Weekly[3], volume XVII, number 5, Taipei, page 4:
      Construction of the giant shipyard in Kaohsiung, one of the nation's 10 major economic development projects, is now 96.7 per cent completed, about seven months ahead of schedule, the China Shipbuilding Corp., said Jan. 26.
    • 1978, Kung-Ping Wang and E. Chin, Mineral Economics and Basic Industries in Asia[4], Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, →ISBN, LCCN 77-25267, OCLC 3481257, OL 4555438M, page 309:
      The existing steel industry is centered at Kaohsiung and is based mainly on local and imported scrap. An integrated steelworks being built by CI&S, also at Kaohsiung, will have an annual ingot capacity of 1.5 million tons by 1977 and, it is hoped 6 million tons by 1983; the bulk of the raw materials needed will be from foreign sources. Meanwhile, large tonnages of finished steel produced are imported.
    • 1998, Robert Storey, Taiwan (Lonely Planet)‎[5], page 260:
      Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan and has the biggest seaport.
    • 2014, “Condolences for the gas explosion in Kaohsiung”, in GOV.UK[6], Government of the United Kingdom:
      The British Trade & Cultural office was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the gas explosion in Kaohsiung late last night, and of the heavy loss of life and the injuries caused to so many people. We pay tribute to the courage of the emergency services who are dealing with this crisis. Our thoughts are with all the families and friends of those who have lost their lives, and with the injured.
    • 2017, “H.R.2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018”, in Public Law No: 115-91[7], Library of Congress:
      The Secretary of Defense shall—
      (1) reestablish regular ports of call by the United States Navy at Kaohsiung or any other suitable port or ports on the island of Taiwan; and
      (2) permit the United States Pacific Command (PACOM) to receive ports of call by the navy of Taiwan in Hawaii, Guam, and other appropriate locations.
    • 2020, “Taiwan's Kaohsiung city holds mayoral by-election”, in huaxia, editor, Xinhua News Agency[8]:
      Citizens of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan voted Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party to be their mayor in a by-election Saturday.
    • 2021 May 15, Lily Kuo, “Taiwan raises coronavirus alert level as residents stockpile toilet paper and food”, in Washington Post[9]:
      The mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen Chi-mai, said the southern port city on Saturday also implemented new rules requiring face masks and social distancing.



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Proper nounEdit

Kaohsiung f

  1. Kaohsiung (a city in Taiwan)