臺灣

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
(Redirected from 臺灣省)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: 台湾 and 台灣

Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (臺灣/台灣) /
simp. (台湾)
Wikipedia has an article on:

Etymology[edit]

Officially, no later than 1684 with the creation of Taiwan Prefecture (臺灣府). Derived from a phonetic transliteration of the Dutch term "Tayowan" / "Tayouan" (and other variants), which is thought to be derived from an ethnonym of the Taivoan tribe in the area of Anping, Tainan, southwest Taiwan. A Dutch missionary referred to this group as Taiouwang no later than 1636. Other phonetic transliterations in Chinese characters included 臺窩灣, 大員, 大圓, 臺員 and 臺圓.

Possibily derived from Siraya tayw (man) and an (place).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • tai5 uêng1 - Chaozhou;
  • tai5 uang1 - Jieyang.
  • Wu
  • Proper noun[edit]

    臺灣

    1. () Taiwan (island)
      臺灣原住民族 / 台湾原住民族  ―  Táiwān yuánzhùmínzú  ―  Taiwanese aborigines
      臺灣文學專題 / 台湾文学专题  ―  Táiwān wénxué zhuāntí  ―  special topics on Taiwanese literature
    2. () Taiwan Province (administrative division in both the Republic of China and People's Republic of China)
    3. (~海峽) Taiwan Strait
    4. (informal) Alternative term for 中華民國中华民国 (Zhōnghuá Mínguó, “Republic of China (after 1949)”).

    Usage notes[edit]

    • Although use of the full traditional form is encouraged by the ROC Ministry of Education, the alternate traditional form is now more commonly used in Taiwan, and is the standard in Hong Kong.[1]

    Derived terms[edit]

    Descendants[edit]

    Sino-Xenic (臺灣):

    See also[edit]

    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, rōmaji Taiwan)

    1. Kyūjitai form 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 term

    Proper noun[edit]

    臺灣

    1. Hán tự form of Đài Loan (Taiwan).