Question

Choose the correct answer form the alternatives given.
Taiwan was earlier known as _________.

A

Fuchow

B

Marshall Island

C

Formosa

D

Macau

Easy

Solution

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Correct option is
C

Formosa

The former name Formosa dates from 1542, when Portugese  sailors sighted the main island of Taiwan and named it Ilha Formosa, which means beautiful island. 

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