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From Wade-Giles romanization of Mandarin 臺北台北 (Tʻai²-pei³).


  • IPA(key): /taɪˈpeɪ/
  • enPR: tīʹpāʹ
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  1. The capital city of and a special municipality of Taiwan, located in the northern part of the island of Taiwan.
    • 1893 April 1, “THE CAMPHOR TRADE OF FORMOSA”, in Chemical Trade Journal[1], page 210:
      Under new regulations the purchasers of camphor are not allowed to approach the stills for fear of injury from the savages ; but four markets have been selected, viz.: Taipei, Tokoham, and Sokko-k'eng, and in Chung-lu, or middle district, Chipchipkoi and Tohchay, whither all produce is to be taken for sale.
    • 1975 June 1, “Nauru republic plans consulate”, in Free China Weekly[2], volume XVI, number 21, Taipei, page 2:
      The Republic of Nauru will establish a consulate in Taipei next month. Hammer De Roburt, President and Minister for External Affairs of the Pacific Island Republic, arrived in Taipei May 24, in connection with the consulate's establishment.
    • 2005, Bill Clinton, My Life[3], volume I, New York: Vintage Books, →ISBN, OCLC 657070710, OL 8364561M, page 219:
      Years later, when I was governor, I found myself in the same hotel with Nureyev in Taipei, Taiwan.
    • 2014, Lu Hsiu-lien, Ashley Esarey, My Fight for a New Taiwan[4], University of Washington Press, →ISBN, LCCN 2013046731, OCLC 1039411006, OL 27156414M, pages 19-20:
      We lived in the county of Taoyuan, in northern Taiwan, around twenty-five miles south of the capital of Taipei.
    • 2020 October 9, “Somaliland and Taiwan Outcasts united”, in The Economist[5], page 38:
      ONE IS A small, surprisingly successful and relatively democratic country bullied by a larger, dictatorial neighbour which considers it to be part of its own territory. The other is Taiwan. On September 9th Somaliland, a breakaway republic in the north of Somalia, opened a "representative office" in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. It followed the opening in August of a similar Taiwanese office in Hargeisa, Somaliland's capital.
  2. A former county of Taiwan, which became New Taipei City.


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  1. Rōmaji transcription of たいぺい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of タイペイ



Proper noun[edit]

Taipei f

  1. Alternative form of Taipé