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An island in the East China Sea off the southeast coast of mainland China. It remained a Nationalist stronghold after the Communist revolution of 1949 and is now administered by Taiwan.
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(mætˈsuː) or


(Placename) an island group in Formosa Strait, off the SE coast of mainland China: belongs to Taiwan. Pop: 9800 (2007 est). Area: 44 sq km (17 sq miles)
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(ˈmɑt su, ˈmæt-)

an island off the SE coast of China: administered by Taiwan. 11,000; 17 sq. mi. (44 sq. km).
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