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Chinese, Japanese and Malays have traded and warred and treated on the debatable land of Formosa.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
Experimental observations on the dissemination of diseases by cockroaches in Formosa.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth
They have forty chapels or oratories, twenty schools for boys and girls, and a seminary in the town of Ta-Kow in Formosa.
The vicariate is divided into fourteen districts, half of which are in Formosa.
Do you remember the scarlet Leschenaultia formosa with the sticky margin outside the indusium?More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
old name of Taiwan, given by Portuguese, from Portuguese Formosa insula "beautiful island," from fem. of Latin formosus "beautiful, handsome, finely formed," from forma (see form (n.)).