What does Taiwan mean?

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ˈtaɪˈwɑnTai·wan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Taiwan, China, Nationalist China, Republic of China(noun)

    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

  2. Taiwan, Formosa(noun)

    an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea

Wiktionary

  1. Taiwan(ProperNoun)

    Common name for a country in East Asia. Official name: Republic of China, Its de facto capital is Taipei.

    Etymology: From Tayuan, Tayoan, or other variants, meaning "foreigners" in Sirayan (a Formosan language used on the southwestern part of the island), referring to the early Chinese settlers. Recorded in Dutch records as "Tayouan" (and other variants), and in Chinese as "大員" (and other variants), as the name for a peninsula off the coast of Tainan. Eventually became the name of the entire island.

  2. Taiwan(ProperNoun)

    An island off the coast of mainland China, also known as Formosa since 16th century.

    Etymology: From Tayuan, Tayoan, or other variants, meaning "foreigners" in Sirayan (a Formosan language used on the southwestern part of the island), referring to the early Chinese settlers. Recorded in Dutch records as "Tayouan" (and other variants), and in Chinese as "大員" (and other variants), as the name for a peninsula off the coast of Tainan. Eventually became the name of the entire island.

Freebase

  1. Taiwan

    Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a state in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China now governs the island of Taiwan, which makes up over 99% of its territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Neighboring states include the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taipei is the political capital as well as economic and cultural centre in Taiwan. New Taipei is the most populous city. The island of Taiwan was mainly inhabited by Taiwanese aborigines until the Dutch period in the 17th century when ethnic Chinese began immigrating to the island. The Qing Dynasty of China later conquered Taiwan in 1683. By the time Taiwan was ceded to Japan in 1895, the majority of Taiwan's inhabitants were Han Chinese either by ancestry or by assimilation. The Republic of China was established in China in 1912. At the end of World War II in 1945, Japan surrendered Taiwan to ROC military forces on behalf of the Allies. Following the Chinese civil war, the Communist Party of China took full control of mainland China and founded the People's Republic of China in 1949. The ROC relocated its government to Taiwan, and its jurisdiction became limited to Taiwan and its surrounding islands. In 1971, the PRC assumed China's seat at the United Nations, which the ROC originally occupied. International recognition of the ROC has gradually eroded as most countries switched recognition to the PRC. Only 22 UN member states and the Holy See currently maintain formal diplomatic relations with the ROC, though it has informal ties with most other states via its representative offices.

How to pronounce Taiwan?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Taiwan in sign language?

  1. taiwan

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taiwan in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taiwan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Taiwan in a Sentence

  1. David McKeeby:

    U.S. arms sales to Taiwan are guided by the Taiwan Relations Act and based on an assessment of Taiwan's defense needs, our longstanding policy on arms sales to Taiwan has been consistent across six different U.S. administrations.

  2. David Maxwell:

    The coronavirus crisis has exposed the [Chinese Communist Party] CCPs strategy to infiltrate and dominate international institutions for two main reasons: to ensure they act favorably toward the PRC and to prevent admittance of Taiwan to any international organizations, at the very basic level, it is about ensuring these organizations accept and adhere to the One China concept.

  3. Chiu Chui-cheng:

    It is using our press freedom to harm press freedom, this is part of the mainland's media war against Taiwan.

  4. Joseph Wu:

    Taiwan absolutely cannot abandon this responsibility, this isn't dollar diplomacy. This is diplomacy.

  5. Jonathan Pryke:

    It wouldn't take much cash to get Tuvalu to consider its position, taiwan will be very nervous about this outcome.

Images & Illustrations of Taiwan

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