Definition of Formosan

1. Noun. The Austronesian languages spoken on Formosa.

Generic synonyms: Austronesian, Austronesian Language
Specialized synonyms: Atayalic, Tayalic, Tsouic, Paiwanic



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language. "The Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"
Exact synonyms: Chinese, Taiwanese
Derivative terms: Formosa
Partainyms: Taiwan

Definition of Formosan

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Formosa or people of Formosa. ¹

2. Noun. An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Formosa. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Formosan Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formosan

Forficulidae
Forli
Forlivian
Forlì-Cesena
Formad's kidney
Formentera
Former Armed Forces
Formica
Formica fusca
Formica rufa
Formica sanguinea
Formicariidae
Formicarius
Formicidae
Formosa
Formosan
Formosans
Formula 1
Formula One
Fornax
Fornicalia
Forrest
Forrest Gump
Forro
Forseti
Forssman antibody
Forssman antigen
Forssman antigen-antibody reaction
Forssman hapten
Forssman reaction

Literary usage of Formosan

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1. Japan by the Japanese: A Survey by Its Highest Authorities by Alfred Stead (1904)
"The formosan expedition was decided upon in the beginning of April, 1874, ... Bureau of formosan affairs, and Nagasaki was chosen as the base of operations. ..."

2. The International Position of Japan as a Great Power by Seiji George Hishida (1905)
"Such were the economic ideas of oriental statesmen at that time. The formosan Question.—In September, 1871, sixty-six inhabitants of the ..."

3. The International Position of Japan as a Great Power by Seiji George Hishida (1905)
"A similar concession was immediately made to the other foreign representatives.1 As to the formosan question, the Chinese government took the ground that ..."

4. Young Japan: Yokohama and Yedo by John R Black (1881)
"FIRST EFFECT OF THE formosan EXPEDITION. ABOLITION OF SA-IN. ... ONE effect above all others, was produced by the success of the formosan expedition—the ..."

5. The International Relations of the Chinese Empire by Hosea Ballou Morse (1918)
"... but it was not for such a trumpery question that he had left the important post he held. His task was to settle the formosan difficulty, ..."

6. Young Japan: Yokohama and Yedo by John R Black (1881)
"FIRST EFFECT OF THE formosan EXPEDITION. ABOLITION OF SA-IN. ... ONE effect above all others, was produced by the success of the formosan expedition—the ..."

7. Literary Forgeries by James Anson Farrer (1907)
"... THE FAMOUS formosan. A MAN whose company Dr. Johnson would seek, in preference even to that of Richardson, the novelist; whom he would often visit in ..."

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