What does Taiwanese mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Taiwanese(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Taiwan

  2. Min, Min dialect, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Amoy, Taiwanese(adj)

    any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province

  3. Taiwanese, Chinese, Formosan(adj)

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

    "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"


  1. Taiwanese(Noun)

    A person from Taiwan; .

  2. Taiwanese(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Taiwan.

  3. Taiwanese(ProperNoun)

    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'.

How to pronounce Taiwanese?

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    US English

How to say Taiwanese in sign language?

  1. taiwanese


  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. 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.

  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. Chou Ni-an:

    Taiwan's defense ministry sees China as an enemy, by meeting the Chinese leader, Lien has made it clear he sees Taiwan's dignity as nothing and he has given up on Taiwanese people.

  4. 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.

  5. Lev Nachman:

    Xi's call to Hong Kong as One Country, Two Systems experiment I think shows what an ideal' unification' looks like from Beijing's perspective : put Taiwan in a position that allows some autonomy still, but slowly erode it until it is retaken completely, xi would like Taiwanese people to see themselves as in the same position as Hong Kong, which they do not.

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