Definitions for okinawaˌoʊ kəˈnaʊ wə, -ˈnɑ wə
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O•ki•na•waˌoʊ kəˈnaʊ wə, -ˈnɑ wə(n.)
(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.
the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
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
A prefecture of Japan
A city in the Okinawa prefecture