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Noun: Taiwan  'tI'waan
  1. 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
    - China, Nationalist China, Republic of China, Chinese Taipei
  2. An island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea
    - Formosa

Type of: island

Part of: South China Sea

Encyclopedia: Taiwan, People's Republic of China