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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O•ki•na•waˌoʊ kəˈnaʊ wə, -ˈnɑ wə(n.)

  1. (n.)the largest of the Ryukyu Islands: occupied by U.S. 1945–72. 544 sq. mi. (1409 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Naha.

O′ki•na′wan(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Okinawa(noun)

    the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands

  2. Okinawa, Okinawa campaign(noun)

    a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans


  1. Okinawa(ProperNoun)

    A prefecture of Japan

  2. Okinawa(ProperNoun)

    A city in the Okinawa prefecture


  1. Okinawa

    Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. It is located in the central part of the island of Okinawa, about 20 kilometres north of Naha. As of December 2012, the city has an estimated population of 138,431 and a density of 2625.12 persons per km². The total area is 49.00 km².


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