Tainan

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See also: Táinán and tai nạn

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From Mandarin 臺南台南 (Táinán), meaning "South Taiwan". Officially named ca. 1885 with the creation of Tainan Prefecture.

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Tainan

  1. A major city in southern Taiwan, dating to the 16th century
    • 1895 March, P. L. Simmonds, “Notes on Some Saps and Secretions Used in Pharmacy”, in American Journal of Pharmacy[1], Philadelphia, page 128:
      Camphora officinarum, Nees. The aggregate exports of camphor from China have increased considerably of late years. They were 22,231 cwt. in 1892, and 40,763 cwt. in 1893. The island of Formosa yields the principal quantities, the yearly output being now as much as 41,650 cwt., shipped from the ports of Tamsui and Tainan.
    • 1914 October, “Unreached Aborigines of Formosa”, in Missionary Review of the World[2], volume XXXVII, number 10, page 790:
      The Council of the Mission, at its headquarters in Tainan appeals to the Church at home to make the jubilee year worthy of the name by an endeavor to reach with the Gospel the yet unevangelized tribes of uncivilized aborigines on the eastern side of the island.
    • 1975 April 20, “President Chiang still lives in hearts of people”, in Free China Weekly[3], volume XVI, number 15, Taipei, page 8:
      "Without him, what kind of life would we have today," sobbed an old man from Tainan.

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Tainan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たいなん

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Tainan f

  1. Tainan (a city in Taiwan)

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Tainan f

  1. Tainan (a city in Taiwan)