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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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Taiwan has a number of spoken languages, including Mandarin, Taiwanese/Minnan (Hokkien), Hakka, and Formosan languages.
A grammatical subgrouping of Formosan languages, in P.
Sibilant Assimilation in Formosan Languages and the Proto-Austronesian Word for 'Nine'.