What does Taiwanese mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Taiwanesenoun

    a native or inhabitant of Taiwan

  2. Min, Min dialect, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Amoy, Taiwaneseadjective

    any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province

  3. Taiwanese, Chinese, Formosanadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language

    "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"


  1. Taiwanesenoun

    A person from Taiwan; .

  2. Taiwaneseadjective

    Of or pertaining to Taiwan.

  3. Taiwanesenoun

    The popular name of the variant of Hokkien spoken in Taiwan, the native language of the Hoklo.


  1. Taiwanese

    Taiwanese Hokkien, commonly known as Taiwanese, is the Hokkien dialect of Min Nan as spoken by about 70% of the population of Taiwan. The largest linguistic group in Taiwan, in which Hokkien is considered a native language, is known as Hoklo or Holo. The correlation between language and ethnicity is generally true, though not absolute, as some Hoklo speak Hokkien poorly while some non-Hoklo speak Hokkien fluently. Pe̍h-ōe-jī is a popular orthography for this variant of Hokkien. Taiwanese Hokkien is generally similar to Amoy. Minor differences only occur in terms of vocabulary. Like Amoy, Taiwanese Hokkien is based on a mixture of Zhangzhou and Quanzhou speech. Due to the mass popularity of Hokkien entertainment media from Taiwan, Taiwanese Hokkien has grown to become the more influential Hokkien dialect of Min Nan, especially since the 1980s. Along with Amoy, the Taiwanese prestige dialect is regarded as 'standard Hokkien'.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taiwanese in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taiwanese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Taiwanese in a Sentence

  1. Hugh Dugan:

    The quickest path to WHO rehab would be for Tedros and responsible states to have invited Taiwanese membership in the organization.This would have dispelled the existence of Chinese control of Tedros' front office.

  2. Ko Wen-je:

    Is cross-strait trade for the benefit of all Taiwanese or just for the rich class?

  3. Joanna Chou:

    There's room for anything American, but it won't ever replace the Taiwanese juice stands with their papaya milk smoothies, it's the taste of childhood memories.

  4. Tsai Ing-wen:

    Using tourists as political tools would only create antipathy in Taiwanese people, tourism shouldn't be politicized.

  5. Rae Lin:

    Lurou fan is the more ordinary and down-to-earth dish for any Taiwanese, from your mother's version of lurou fan to the one served in a restaurant, it's the one dish we truly can't live without.

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