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[tahy-pey; Chinese tahy-bey] /ˈtaɪˈpeɪ; Chinese ˈtaɪˈbeɪ/
noun, Wade-Giles.
a city in and the capital of Taiwan, in the N part.
Also, Taibei; Older Spelling, Taipeh. Unabridged
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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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Taipei [(teye-pay, teye-bay)]

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

Note: 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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