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Formosa former name for Taiwan, an island off the south-east coast of China where the Nationalist Chinese State was set up by Chiang Kai-shek in 1949; the name is from Portuguese and means ‘beautiful’. The literary impostor George Psalmanazar (1679?–1763) presented himself as a native of Formosa, compiling a catechism in its supposed language.

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Formosa (province, Argentina)

Formosa, province (1991 pop. 404,367), 27,825 sq mi (72,067 sq km), N Argentina. The city of Formosa is the capital.

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Formosa (former name for Taiwan)

Formosa: see Taiwan.

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Formosa

Formosa See Taiwan

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