Itu Aba Island stone tablet
Itu Aba Island is the biggest island
in the Spratlys. It is used by Taiwan, ROC fishermen as a rest stop,
occupies an important location within the South China Sea, and has
an ROC Navy garrison. Let us explore the island's distinguishing
Origin of the Name
You may be wondering why the island is called Peace Island. The
island derives its name from the battle ship "Peace (Tai Ping)"
sent to recovery the island after Japan's surrender at the end of
the Second World War. An interesting fact about Peace Island is
that fishermen used to call the island "Huang-Shang Ma Zhi." The
Hainan Island pronunciation for this name is "Widuabe." On other
western navigation maps, the island is named "Itu Aba
derives from Malay "Itu aba (What's That?)."