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[kwoh-min-tang, -tahng; Chinese gwaw-min-dahng] /ˈkwoʊˌmɪnˈtæŋ, -ˈtɑŋ; Chinese ˈgwɔˈmɪnˈdɑŋ/
the dominant political party of China from 1928 to 1949, founded chiefly by Sun Yat-sen in 1912 and led from 1925 to 1975 by Chiang Kai-shek; the dominant party of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 1949.
Origin of Kuomintang
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) kuo2min2tang3, (pinyin) guómín dǎng national people's party, equivalent to guó nation + mín people + dǎng party; compare Tang, tong2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Kuomintang


the political party founded by Sun Yat-sen in 1911 and dominant in China from 1928 until 1949 under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek. Since then it has been the official ruling party of Taiwan
Word Origin
C20: from Chinese (Mandarin): National People's Party, from kuo nation + min people + tang party
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Word Origin and History for Kuomintang

1912, Chinese nationalist party founded by Sun Yat-Sen, led after 1925 by Chiang Kai-Shek; from kuo "nation, nationalist" + min "people" + tang "party."

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Kuomintang in Culture
Kuomintang [(kwoh-min-tahng, kwoh-min-tang)]

A Chinese nationalist (see nationalism) political party founded by Sun Yat-sen, which gained control of China in the early twentieth century. Later, under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek, it was defeated by the Chinese communists and became the ruling party of Taiwan, the island to which Chiang and his supporters had fled.

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