a group of small islands off the coast of SE China, in the Taiwan Strait: controlled by Taiwan. About 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
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Also Wade-Giles, P'eng·hu.
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[pes-kuh-dawr-is, -eez, -dohr-]
Also called Pescadores Islands.
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a group of 64 islands in Formosa Strait, separated from Taiwan (to which it belongs) by the Pescadores Channel. Pop: 91 950 (2007 est). Area: 127 sq km (49 sq miles)Chinese names: Penghu, P'eng-hu
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