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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ryu′kyu Is′landsriˈu kyu(

  1. a chain of Japanese islands in the W Pacific between Japan and Taiwan. 1,235,000; 1205 sq. mi. (3120 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

Ryu′kyu•an(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ryukyuan(noun)

    a member of the Japanese people living on the Ryukyu Islands southwest of Japan

  2. Ryukyuan(noun)

    the language (related to Japanese) that is spoken by the people of the Ryukyu Islands


  1. Ryukyuan(Noun)

    A native or inhabitant of Ryukyu.

  2. Ryukyuan(ProperNoun)

    The traditional language of Ryukyu, now predominantly replaced by Japanese.


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