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  1. an island off the SE coast of China, in the Taiwan Strait: controlled by Taiwan. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
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Compare Matsu.
Also called Chinmen, Jinmen, Kinmen.
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  1. an island in Formosa Strait, off the SE coast of China: administratively part of Taiwan. Pop (with associated islets): 80 000 (latest est). Area: 130 sq km (50 sq miles)
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