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Meaning of Taiwan

Tai•wan

Pronunciation: (tī'wän'), [key]
— n. Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
  1. a Chinese island separated from the SE coast of China by Taiwan Strait: a possession of Japan 1895–1945; restored to China 1945; seat of the Republic of China since 1949. Cap.: Taipei. Also called
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