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Taiwan

Tai·wan

 (tī′wän′)
An island off the southeast coast of China, the seat of the Republic of China since 1949. Originally inhabited by Austronesian peoples, it was settled in the 1500s by Han Chinese, explored in 1590 by the Portuguese (who named the island Formosa), and held by the Dutch in the mid-1600s before being seized by China in 1683. Taiwan was ceded to Japan in 1895 and regained by China after World War II (1945). Taiwan broke off from mainland China in 1949 when the Nationalists under Chiang Kai-Shek fled from Mao Zedong's forces and established their government on the island. Taipei is the capital and the largest city.

Taiwan

(ˈtaɪˈwɑːn)
n
(Placename) an island in SE Asia between the East China Sea and the South China Sea, off the SE coast of the People's Republic of China: the principal territory of the Republic of China; claimed by the People's Republic of China since its political separation from mainland China in the late 1940s. Pop: 23 299 716 (2013 est). Former name: Formosa

Tai•wan

(ˈtaɪˈwɑn)

n.
1. an island off the SE coast of China. Formerly, Formosa.
2. a republic consisting of this island, Penghu, Quemoy, Matsu, and other small islands: under Nationalist control since 1948 but claimed by the People's Republic of China. 22,113,250; 13,885 sq. mi. (35,960 sq. km). Cap.: Taipei.
Tai`wan•ese′ (-wɑˈniz, -ˈnis) adj., n., pl. -ese.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Taiwan - a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao ZedongTaiwan - a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
capital of Taiwan, Taipeh, Taipei - the capital of Nationalist China; located in northern Taiwan
Taichung - a city in Taiwan
South China Sea - a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons
Chinese - a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
Taiwanese - a native or inhabitant of Taiwan
2.Taiwan - an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China SeaTaiwan - an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea
South China Sea - a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons
Translations
Тайван
Taiwan
Tchaj-wanTaiwan
Taiwan
Tajvano
Taiwan
TaiwanTaïwan
הרפובליקה הסינית
ताइवान
Tajvan
Tajvan
Taiwan
Tævan
台湾
타이완
Taivania
Taivanas
Taivāna
FormosafTaivanTaiwan
Taiwan
Tajvan
Тајван
Taiwan
ไต้หวันประเทศไต้หวัน
Тайвань
Đài Loan

Taiwan

[ˌtaɪˈwɑːn] NTaiwán m

Taiwan

[ˌtaɪˈwɑːn] nTaiwan
in Taiwan → à Taiwan
to Taiwan → à Taiwan

Taiwan

nTaiwan nt

Taiwan

[taɪˈwɑːn] nla Repubblica di Taiwan

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تايوان Tchaj-wan Taiwan Taiwan Ταϊβάν Taiwán Taiwan Taiwan Tajvan Taiwan 台湾 타이완 Taiwan Taiwan Tajwan Taiwan Тайвань Taiwan ประเทศไต้หวัน Tayvan Đài Loan 台湾
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Known for centuries as Ilha Formosa, Taiwan is an island that thrives in its natural and cultural wealth, where travelers find endless thrills in its marble-walled valleys and bustling cities that boast a wide array of cultural and gastronomical treats.
In the 16th century, when Portuguese sailors landed in Taiwan, they were so impressed by its natural beauty that they named it Ilha Formosa or 'Island Beautiful'
Called Ilha Formosa (beautiful island) by Portuguese explorers, Taiwan has proven to be an attractive location for an array of high-tech industries.