Taivāna

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Taivāna (Āzijā)
Taivānas karogs

Etymology[edit]

Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Dutch Tayouan, the name of a peninsula off the coast of the city of Tainan; the word was a transcription of Tayuan, Tayoan (and other variants), a word in Sirayan (a Formosan language) meaning “foreigners,” referring to the early Chinese settlers. Eventually the word became the name of the entire island.

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Proper noun[edit]

Taivāna f (4th declension)

  1. Taiwan (a country in the Far East region of Asia, with Taipei as its capital)
    Taivānas karogs — the flag of Taiwan
    Ķīnas republika Taivānā — the Chinese republic in Taiwan
    šobrīd Taivānas suverenitāti atzīst tikai 23 valstis — currently only 23 countries recognize the sovereignty of Taiwan
  2. Taiwan (the island where the country of Taiwan is located)
    Taivānas sala — the island of Taiwan

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