臺灣

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See also: 台湾 and 台灣

Chinese[edit]

 
(measure word); platform; stage; terrace; stand; support; desk; station; broadcasting station
bay; gulf
trad. (臺灣/台灣) /
simp. (台湾)

Etymology[edit]

Officially, no later than 1684 with the creation of Taiwan Prefecture (臺灣府). A phonetic transliteration of an ethnonym of a tribe in the southwest part of the island in the area of Anping, Tainan, recorded in Dutch records as "Tayowan" (and other variants), and in Chinese characters as "臺窩灣台窝湾" (and variants 大員大员, 大圓大圆, 臺員台员, 臺圓台圆). A Dutch missionary referred to this group as Taiouwang no later than 1636.

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Proper noun[edit]

臺灣

  1. Taiwan
    臺灣原住民族 / 台湾原住民族  ―  Táiwān yuánzhùmínzú  ―  Taiwanese aborigines

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although use of this form is encouraged by the ROC Ministry of Education, the alternate form 台灣 is now more commonly used.[1]

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (臺灣):

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shih Hsiu-chuan (14 December 2010), “Premier respects ‘choice’ on spelling”, in Taipei Times[1], retrieved 8 January 2015

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Hyōgaiji
わん
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Proper noun[edit]

臺灣 ‎(kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 台湾, hiragana たいわん, romaji Taiwan)

  1. Kyūjitai spelling of 台湾

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

臺灣 ‎(Daeman) ‎(hangeul 대만)

  1. Hanja form? of 대만, “Taiwan”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

臺灣 (Đài Loan)

  1. Hán tự form of Đài Loan, “Taiwan