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See also: Tāi-ôan
- (Quanzhou) IPA(key): [ tai˨˩uan˧˥ ] (rendered same as Tāi-ôan)
- (Zhangzhou:) IPA(key): [ tai˧˧uan˧˥ ]
- 臺灣/台灣: Taiwan
- 臺員/臺圓: (historical) Tayoan (peninsula near present-day Tainan, Taiwan, as well as Taiwan itself)
- In isolation, the character "灣" is usually read in high tone (i.e., oan). The reading of "ôan" here is an exception stemming from the historical variants 臺員 and 臺圓, properly read as "Tâi-ôan".