Taivāna

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Latvian[edit]

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 Taivānas sala on Latvian Wikipedia
Taivāna (Āzijā)
Taivānas karogs

Etymology[edit]

Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Dutch Tayouan, the name of a peninsula off the coast of the city of Tainan; the word was a transcription of Tayuan, Tayoan (and other variants), a word in Sirayan (a Formosan language) meaning “foreigners,” referring to the early Chinese settlers. Eventually the word became the name of the entire island.

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Proper noun[edit]

Taivāna f (4th declension)

  1. Taiwan (a country in the Far East region of Asia, with Taipei as its capital)
    Taivānas karogsthe flag of Taiwan
    Ķīnas republika Taivānāthe Chinese republic in Taiwan
    šobrīd Taivānas suverenitāti atzīst tikai 23 valstiscurrently only 23 countries recognize the sovereignty of Taiwan
  2. Taiwan (the island where the country of Taiwan is located)
    Taivānas salathe island of Taiwan

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