Volcano Islands

geographical name
variants: or Japanese Kazan Retto \ ˌkä-​ˌzän-​ˈre-​(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Volcano Islands (audio) \

Definition of Volcano Islands

islands in the western Pacific south of the Bonin Islands area 11 square miles (29 square kilometers) — see iwo jima

Note: The Volcano Islands belong to Japan, but were under U.S. control from 1945 to 1968.

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“Volcano Islands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volcano%20Islands. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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