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See also: 花莲
flower; blossom; to spend; fancy pattern
Shortened from Japanese 花蓮港 (Karenkō), from Min Nan 洄瀾／洄澜 (Hôe-liân) during Qing-era settlement in 1851. Formerly named 奇萊／奇莱 (Kî-lâi), referring to the Sakiraya Taiwanese aborigines and their settlement.
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- Hualien (city and county on the east coast of Taiwan)