Formosan


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Noun1.Formosan - the Austronesian languages spoken on Formosa
Austronesian language, Austronesian - the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
Atayalic, Tayalic - a language spoken by a Malaysian people on Formosa
Tsouic - a Formosan language
Paiwanic - a Formosan language
Adj.1.Formosan - of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"
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An endangered species known as the Formosan black bear was spotted by CCTV, showing that the work of wildlife conservation had gradually come into effect, said Taitung's Forestry Bureau on Friday.
Efficacy of medicinal plant extracts against Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus.
The Formosan subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and the Asian subterranean termite Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) are 2 of the most invasive subterranean termite species in the world (Evans et al.
Formosan alder (Alnus Formosana) shows an expansive distribution from plains to mountains in Taiwan, i.
The airline mascot is a Formosan black bear that bares a V-shape chest mark on its fur.
Formosan Medical Association & Elsevier; 2010;109(7):484-92.
Both were with the ARS Formosan termite research project in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the time the research was done.
Batches 1 and 2 were conducted using 200 Formosan subterranean termites, with 180 workers and 20 soldiers (10%) in each test jar to reflect normal caste proportions in a termite colony.
Zeitoun, Chu, and kaybaybow provide an in-depth study of the morphology of Tungho Saisiyat, a Formosan language spoken in the northwestern part of Taiwan.
com)-- Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite species in the world, responsible for much of the estimated $40 billion in economic losses attributed to termites annually.
Indeed, Formosan nativists suppose more often than not that the Chinese are less civilized than islanders; a slightly more politically correct version suggests that China's "political culture" is intrinsically authoritarian and incompatible with Taiwanese democracy.
Retrieving the Phonology, Grammar and Lexicon of a Dormant Formosan Language.