Tâi-ôan

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Min Nan[edit]

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Tâi-ôan

  1. 臺灣/台灣: Taiwan
  2. 臺員/臺圓: (historical) Tayoan (peninsula near present-day Tainan, Taiwan, as well as Taiwan itself)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In isolation, the character "灣" is usually read in high tone (i.e., oan). The reading of "ôan" here is an exception stemming from the historical variants 臺員 and 臺圓, properly read as "Tâi-ôan".

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