This is aboot the island. For the kintra that governs it see the Republic o Cheenae

Taiwan, an aa kent as Formosa (frae Portuguese: Ilha Formosa, "Bonnie Island"), is an island situatit in East Asie in the Wastren Paceefic Ocean an locatit off the sootheastren coast o Mainland Cheenae. It haes comprysit maist (99%) o the territory o the Republic o Cheenae (ROC) syne the 1950s. The term "Taiwan" haes also acome a commonly uised alternative name baith domestically an internaitionally tae refer tae the entire kintra o Republic o Cheenae after the ROC lost internaitional diplomatic recognition as "Cheenae" in the 1970s.