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 (pĕs′kə-dôr′ēz, -ĭs) In Pinyin Peng·hu (pŭng′ho͞o′)
An island group in Taiwan Strait between the western coast of Taiwan and mainland China. The name, meaning "fishermen's islands," was given to the group by the Portuguese in the 1500s. Ceded to Japan in 1895 and returned to China after World War II, the islands have been administered by Taiwan since 1949.


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(Placename) a group of 64 islands in Formosa Strait, separated from Taiwan (to which it belongs) by the Pescadores Channel. Pop: 91 950 (2007 est). Area: 127 sq km (49 sq miles). Chinese names: Penghu or P'eng-hu


or P'eng•hu


a group of small islands off the coast of SE China, in the Taiwan Strait: controlled by Taiwan. 115,613; ab. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
Also called Pescadores.