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 generally refers to anything that originates from or is related to Taiwan, an island nation located in East Asia. It can denote various aspects such as: 1. People: Individuals who are natives of Taiwan or who hold Taiwanese citizenship. 2. Language: The Hokkien language, also known as Taiwanese, commonly spoken in Taiwan. 3. Culture: Traditions, customs, practices, and artifacts pertaining to the society of Taiwan. 4. Cuisine: The style or method of cooking or the food itself from Taiwan. 5. Geography: Pertaining to the physical and territorial aspects of Taiwan. In some contexts, especially politically, it can also refer to the perspective or movement supporting Taiwan's recognition and status as a sovereign, independent nation.


  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. Yao Chia-wen:

    He's very pro-China and he represents the class of the wealthy people. Will that gain support from Taiwanese?

  2. Jack Ma:

    I hope Alibaba can play a productive role in bringing more Taiwanese young people to the mainland to learn and discover.

  3. Huang Weiche:

    Unigroup is backed by the China government. They are acquiring Taiwan's key companies, generating negative perceptions among Taiwanese people, china has said it costs less to absorb Taiwan via economical means than military force. That is what they are doing now.

  4. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    This is not about the PRC. This is about the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, an ally we are legally bound to defend. The Chinese do not give us veto power over those with whom they meet. We will continue to meet with anyone, including the Taiwanese, as we see fit.

  5. Sidharth Kaushal:

    The Taiwanese air force would have to sink around 40 % of the amphibious landing forces of the PLA in order to render this sort of mission infeasible.

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