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Táiwān: Language Situation
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1. Introduction

Located off the eastern coast of China and covering an area slightly smaller than the Netherlands and slightly larger than the US State of Maryland, the island of Táiwān is home to some 23 million people speaking Sinitic and non-Sinitic languages. Together with the People’s Republic of China and Singapore (Singapore: Language Situation), Táiwān is one of three political entit…

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Henning KLÖTER, “Táiwān: Language Situation”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000412>
First published online: 2015

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