Bonin Islands

geographical name
Bo·​nin Islands | \ ˈbō-nən \
variants: or Ogasawara Islands \ (ˌ)ō-​ˌgä-​sä-​ˈwär-​ä \

Definition of Bonin Islands

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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