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noun Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
  1. a city in SW Taiwan.
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Historical Examples of tainan

  • Tsingtao and the port of Kiaochow should belong to Japan, as well as the Tainan railway.

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British Dictionary definitions for tainan



  1. a city in the SW Taiwan: an early centre of Chinese emigration from the mainland; formerly the largest city and capital of the island (1638–1885); Chengkung University. Pop: 754 000 (2005 est)
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