Taiwanese (minnan, Southern Min) ... A Taiwanese version (in Hokkien) for her long lacquered hair, black as the jet. Here, i have put the Taiwanese translation under 3 writing systems. First with Chinese symbols, then in bopomofo and pinyin. Bopomofo (Zhùyīn fúhào) is one of the alphabets in use in Taiwan. It has been first used in China to simplify the learning of the language. Pinyin which is just the transliteration inen latin letters, is now more and more used.
This Taiwanese poem is in a Chinese language, spoken by 60% of the inhabitants of Taiwan, ex Formosa. Taiwan also uses Latin letters, bopomofo (zhuyin fuhao), cāngjié and dayi to transcribe Taiwanese, a language spoken by 15 million people. Taiwan's Chinese island state, has a population density, among the highest in the world. The island first colonized by the Chinese in the 13th century, saw the Dutch and then the Japanese settled there