Definitions for kyushukiˈu ʃu, ˈkyu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Kyu•shukiˈu ʃu, ˈkyu-(n.)
an island in SW Japan. 15,750 sq. mi. (40,793 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan; contains coal fields
The third largest of Japan's islands
Origin: From 九州.
Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands. Its alternate ancient names include Kyūkoku, Chinzei, and Tsukushi-no-shima. The historical regional name Saikaidō referred to Kyushu and its surrounding islands. In the 8th century Taihō Code reforms, Dazaifu was established as a special administrative term for the region. As of 2006, Kyushu has a population of 13,231,995 and covers 35,640 square kilometres.
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