Taiwan

EnglishEdit

Flag of the Republic of China

EtymologyEdit

From Tayuan, Tayoan, or other variants, Tai meaning "sea" and Wan meaning "people" in Siraya (a Formosan language used on the southwestern part of the island), referring to the people of the sea. Recorded in Dutch records as "Tayouan" (and other variants), and in Chinese as "大員" (and other variants), The term eventually became the name of the entire island. The Siraya People were forced to change their family name to Chinese, most chose the family name "Wan".

PronunciationEdit

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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 nation off the coast of 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

DutchEdit

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Taiwan ?

  1. Taiwan

FinnishEdit

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Taiwan

  1. Taiwan

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Taiwan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Taiwan
genitive Taiwanin
partitive Taiwania
illative Taiwaniin
singular plural
nominative Taiwan
accusative nom. Taiwan
gen. Taiwanin
genitive Taiwanin
partitive Taiwania
inessive Taiwanissa
elative Taiwanista
illative Taiwaniin
adessive Taiwanilla
ablative Taiwanilta
allative Taiwanille
essive Taiwanina
translative Taiwaniksi
instructive
abessive Taiwanitta
comitative

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GermanEdit

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NounEdit

Taiwan n ‎(genitive Taiwans)

  1. an island nation in Asia; Taiwan

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ItalianEdit

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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]

Proper nounEdit

Taiwan

  1. Taiwan.

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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. Taiwan; Republic of China (a country in East Asia)
  2. Taiwan; Formosa (the main island of the Republic of China)

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