Definition of Taiwan in English:

Taiwan

proper noun

  • An island country off the south-eastern coast of China; population 23,400,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Mandarin Chinese; capital, Taipei.

    Official name China, Republic of
    Former name Formosa

In 1949, towards the end of the war with the Communist regime of mainland China, Chiang Kai-shek withdrew to the island with 500,000 nationalist Kuomintang troops. Taiwan became the headquarters of the Kuomintang, which held power continuously until defeated in presidential elections in 2000. Since the 1950s Taiwan has undergone steady economic growth, especially in its export industries

Pronunciation

Taiwan

/tʌɪˈwɑːn/