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  1. Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. The Republic of China, originally based in mainland China, now governs the island of Taiwan, which makes up over 99% of its territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Neighboring states include the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taipei is the seat of the central government. New Taipei, encompassing the metropolitan area surrounding Taipei proper, is the most populous city.
  2. Taiwan, also known, especially in the past, as Formosa, is an island or island group in the western Pacific Ocean located off the southeast coast of mainland China. The main island has constituted over 99% of the territory controlled by the Republic of China after its defeat during the Chinese Civil War in 1950, and the country is now commonly known as "Taiwan". (See also Names of the Republic of China.
  3. Taiwan a.k.a. Taiwan Province is one of the two administrative divisions of the Republic of China that are officially referred to as "provinces". The province covers approximately 73% of the territory of the ROC, with around 40% of the total population.
  4. Taiwan a.k.a. Taiwan Province, People's Republic of China: "Taiwan Province, People's Republic of China" is, according to the law of the People's Republic of China, the correct designation for the territory that was first proclaimed to be “Taiwan Province” in 1885, during the Qing Dynasty.

There are other places with in their name, like Taiwan Strait, Taiwan Confucian Temple, National Taiwan University, 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, National Museum of Taiwan History, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan Park & Dai-Nippon Causeway, National Taiwan University of Arts, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Museum of Taiwan Literature.


Taiwan is a fictional character from a 1997 Thai TV series, Niramit.


  1. "Taiwan" is a book by Hailin Zheng.
    • also known as "Taiwan: sovereignty reinterpreted: the relations across the Taiwan strait from the perspective of international law"
  2. "Taiwan" is a book by Wei-chin Lee.
  3. "Taiwan" is a book by Linda K. Colding.
    • also known as "Taiwan: selected reference"
  4. "Taiwan" is a book by Alan Wachman.
    • also known as "Taiwan: national identity and democratization"
  5. "Taiwan" is a book by Anton Gälli.
    • also known as "Taiwan: economic facts and trends"

There are many other writings with this title.

Phrases with Taiwan

Phrases starting with the word Taiwan:

  1. Taiwan Vole
  2. Taiwan Kudzu
  3. Taiwan Serow
  4. taiwan dollar
  5. Taiwan Yuhina
  6. Taiwan Barwing
  7. Taiwan Macaque
  8. Taiwan Angelfish
  9. Taiwan Partridge
  10. Taiwan Angelshark
  11. Taiwan Sardinella
  12. Taiwan Blue Magpie
  13. Taiwan Gulper Shark
  14. Taiwan Big-Eared Bat

Phrases ending with the word Taiwan:

  1. Glyphonyx Taiwan
  2. capital of taiwan
  3. Hylecthrus Taiwan
  4. Nesticella Taiwan
  5. Chrosiothes taiwan

Other phrase containing the word Taiwan:

  1. New Taiwan Dollar

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Taiwan

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Google previewTaiwan's Security in the Post-Deng Xiaoping Era (2000)

by Martin L. Lasater, Peter Kien-hong Yu

Taiwan is a critical indicator of whether China will be a cooperative partner or foe of the United States in the twenty-first century.

Taiwan is an approximate model of what the United States hopes one day all of China will become - a market ...

Google previewTaiwan Army, National Security and Defense Policy Handbook (2009)

by International Business Publications, USA.

Surrounded by sea, Taiwan is an archetypal “maritime nation.” Located at the junction of the South China Sea, western Pacific Ocean, and East China Sea, Taiwan is a key link in the “first island chain.

Google previewCulture Shock! Taiwan (2008)

by Chris Bates, Ling-Li Bates

Taiwan is a place of contradictions begging to be explored, enjoyed, and contemplated. Few locations so small can boast snow-peaked mountains, bountiful plains and tropical beaches, all within a few hours' drive of each other. Culturally, it is ...

Google previewParliamentary Debates (1975)

by New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

The fundamental issue is which Government is in legal control of China of which Taiwan is a part. The New...

Google previewThe Unofficial Diplomat (2009)

A Memoir by Joanne Grady Huskey

Taiwan is a hybrid of traditional Chinese culture, colonial Japanese culture, and cu ing-edge high-tech Asia. Because it was a colony of Japan for fi y years until 1945, many vestiges of Japanese culture are still visible throughout the island.

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide (2008)

by Irving Epstein

NATIONAL PROFILE Demographics Taiwan is located in Eastern Asia, off the southeastern coast of China, south of Japan and north of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1992)

Volume 51 - Supplement 14: Automation of Library and Information Services in China: II. Taiwan to Thesaurus Management Software by Allen Kent

Taiwan to Thesaurus Management Software Allen Kent. FIGURE 13. (Continued) gradually replaced by relatively inexpensive and reliable OPAC workstations for patrons' use. Still, it is possible that cards are needed for a branch library which ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage (2011)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

TAIWAN. In 1962, the Republic of China government in Taipei authorized a series of U-2 overflights of the mainland in an effort to monitor the progress of the atomic weapons program of the People's Republic of China. Sponsored by the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States-China Relations (2005)

by Robert G. Sutter

In early 1950, Acheson articulated an assessment of US strategic interests in East Asia in the wake of the Communist victory in China that notably excluded Taiwan, Chiang Kai-shek's last redoubt, and Korea. The Truman government reversed ...

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Sign language

Sign Language for Cities of Taiwan

Sign Language for Cities of Taiwan.

Quotes about Taiwan

As Taiwan's friend and ally, I believe it is important for the United States to monitor the situation in the Taiwan Strait very carefully to help ensure Taiwan is not forced into a position which would endanger its freedom or its democracy. (Jim Costa)
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Scrabble value of T1A1I1W4A1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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