Okinawa

geographical name
Oki·​na·​wa | \ ˌō-kə-ˈnä-wə How to pronounce Okinawa (audio) , -ˈnau̇-ə \

Definition of Okinawa

1 island group of Japan in the central Ryukyu Islands; largest city Naha

Note: Okinawa was occupied by the U.S. 1945–1972.

2 island in the Okinawa group that is the largest of the Ryuku Islands area 454 square miles (1176 square kilometers)

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Okinawan \ ˌō-​kə-​ˈnä-​wən How to pronounce Okinawa (audio) , -​ˈnau̇-​ən \ adjective or noun

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“Okinawa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Okinawa. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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