Associations to the word «Taiwan»


TAIWAN, proper noun. Common name for a country in East Asia. Official name: Republic of China. Its de facto capital is Taipei.
TAIWAN, proper noun. An island nation off the coast of China, also known as Formosa since 16th century.
TAIWAN, proper noun. A claimed province of the People's Republic of China
TAIWAN STRAIT, proper noun. The channel of water between mainland China and Taiwan which is part of the South China Sea and connects to East China Sea to the northeast

Dictionary definition

TAIWAN, 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.
TAIWAN, noun. An island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea.

Wise words

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