Okinawa

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

Definition of Okinawa

  1. 1 island group of Japan in the central Ryukyu Islands; largest city Naha Okinawa was occupied by the U.S. 1945–1972.

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

Okinawan

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OKINAWA Defined for English Language Learners

Okinawa

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

Definition of Okinawa for English Language Learners

  • : Japanese islands in the Pacific Ocean


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