Definition of mainlander in US English:

mainlander

noun

  • See mainland

    • ‘Many Puerto Rican mainlanders hold high-paying white collar jobs.’
    • ‘Newly affluent mainlanders are snapping up everything from Philippine pineapples to Japanese sedans.’
    • ‘The rise in retail activity was based on an increase from both the influx of mainlanders as well as domestic spending.’
    • ‘Hakka make up approximately 1.7 percent, while mainlanders make up about 15 percent of Taiwan's population.’
    • ‘Of Taiwan's population, 18 million are native Taiwanese, while 4 million are ethnic mainlanders.’

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