Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who dwells on the mainland.
- n. Someone who lives on the mainland.
“So my experience is that those in that situation generally identify as mainlander and rarely as anything else.”
“Somehow no matter the fact that I am born in Taiwan and has a Taiwanese mother, I am still being called a mainlander by others and deemed untrustworthy.”
“Despite the widespread belief that Taiwan has an identity separate from China's, voters have consistently backed the so-called mainlander parties, including the Kuomintang KMT, which was long associated with violent repression of the democracy movement.”
“But there is some nuance about this "mainlander" issue.”
“Lo Fu Chu created this gang while serving time where he could make connections with other small time local hoods in an effort to compete with the big "mainlander" gangs.”
“The "mainlander" identity is entirely a political identity created by the KMT to split locals who otherwise had common interests, and divide and rule them.”
“They're easily distinguished from "mainlander" gangs - families of people who followed the defeated armies of Chiang Kai-shek to Taiwan after the Communist victory in the Chinese civil war in 1949 and served the Nationalists so faithfully during the martial law era.”
“The mainlander cadres are like the dogs of those senior chiefs from Taiwan.”
“Hanabusa is spinning claims of Washington favoritism -- as well as the Republican Party's backing of Djou -- in her favor, aware that Hawaiians tend to resent mainlander influences in local campaigns.”
“Senator Barack Obama may be a mainlander now, but in the opening days of his week-long vacation in Hawaii, he has shown off his local roots.”
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