Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who dwells on the mainland.

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  • noun Someone who lives on the mainland.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So my experience is that those in that situation generally identify as mainlander and rarely as anything else.

    High Class Mainlanders Arrive In Taiwan

  • 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.

    High Class Mainlanders Arrive In Taiwan

  • 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.

    High Class Mainlanders Arrive In Taiwan

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • 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.

    Taiwan's Fading Independence Movement? Or Robert Ross' Fading Understanding?

  • But there is some nuance about this "mainlander" issue.

    High Class Mainlanders Arrive In Taiwan

  • 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.

    Daily Links, Dec 19, 2008

  • 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.

    Taiwan's defense options

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

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