福爾摩沙

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (福爾摩沙)
simp. (福尔摩沙)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese Formosa (literally beautiful) [ca. 1542], as Portuguese sailors sighted the main island of Taiwan.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

福爾摩沙

  1. (historical, poetic) Formosa (historic name of Taiwan)

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