Taipei

[ tahy-pey; Chinese tahy-bey ]
/ ˈtaɪˈpeɪ; Chinese ˈtaɪˈbeɪ /

noun Wade-Giles.

a city in and the capital of Taiwan, in the N part.

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Also Pinyin, Tai·bei [tahy-bey]; /ˈtaɪˈbeɪ/; Older Spelling, Tai·peh .

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British Dictionary definitions for Taipei

Taipei

T'ai-pei

/ (ˈtaɪˈpeɪ) /

noun

the capital of Taiwan (the Republic of China), at the N tip of the island: became capital in 1885; industrial centre; two universities. Pop: 2 473 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Taipei

Taipei
[ (teye-pay, teye-bay) ]

Capital of Taiwan and largest city in the country, located in northern Taiwan.

notes for Taipei

In 1949, Taipei became the headquarters of Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese Nationalists, who had been forced to flee mainland China.
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