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- A Chinese sea goddess, the deified form of Lin Moniang, a medieval Fujianese girl who became revered as a sea goddess and, since the Qing dynasty, especially in Taiwan, more generally as the primary goddess of Heaven.
- Alternative form of (archipelago).
- 2001, Sheng Lijun, China's Dilemma: The Taiwan Issue, I.B. Tauris, →ISBN, page 30:
- According to the public notice issued by China, the sphere of the joint ground, sea and air exercise started from Nanri Island in the south and ended in the sea area opposite Jiangtian in the north, covering a sea area of approximately 6,000 square kilometres. It was only 30 kilometres away from the Taiwan-controlled Mazu Islands [Matsu].