Bonin Islands

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geographical name Bo·nin Islands \ˈbō-nən\
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Ogasawara Islands

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Definition of Bonin Islands

  1. islands in the western Pacific about 600 miles (966 kilometers) south-southeast of Tokyo; belong to Japan; administered by U.S. 1945–68 area 40 square miles (104 square kilometers), population 1507


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