Okinawa

geographical name Oki·na·wa \ ˌō-kə-ˈnä-wə , -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)

Okinawan

play \-ˈnä-wən, -ˈnau̇-ən\ adjective or noun

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