What does iwo jima mean?

Definitions for iwo jimaˈi wə ˈdʒi mə, ˈi woʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Iwo Jima(noun)

    the largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan

  2. Iwo, Iwo Jima, invasion of Iwo(noun)

    a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)


  1. Iwo Jima(ProperNoun)

    A volcanic island in Japanu2019s Ogasawara Islands chain, officially called Iu014Dtu014D in Japanese.

  2. Iwo Jima(ProperNoun)

    A volcanic island located in the Satsunan Shoto, an island group south of Kyushu, also known as Satsuma Iojima.

  3. Iwo Jima(ProperNoun)

    A decisive battle during World War II.

  4. Origin: From . Prior to Japanese spelling reforms in the 1940s, this word was spelled いわうじま (iwaujima). Historical /au/ becomes [oː] via regular phonological rules resulting in [iwoːtoː]. With the exception of the low vowel /a/, /w/ is no longer phonetically realized. Thus, the word becomes [ioːjima]. The English spelling is based on the historical Japanese spelling, not pronunciation, as evident of retaining the "w". The long vowels are often ignored thus the loss of the macrons. Spacing is inconsistent as Iwojima is not uncommon. Iwo-Jima with a hyphen is also used.


  1. Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima, officially Iō-tō, is an island of the Japanese Volcano Islands chain south of the Ogasawara Islands and together with them form the Ogasawara Archipelago also known as the Bonin Islands. The island is 650 nautical miles south of mainland Tokyo and is administered as part of Ogasawara, one of eight villages of Tokyo. It is famous as the setting of the February 1945–March 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and the Empire of Japan during World War II. The island grew in recognition in the west when the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was taken during the battle by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. The US occupied Iwo Jima until 1968 when it was returned to Japan.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iwo jima in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iwo jima in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Graves:

    Naming a ship for Joe Rosenthal would also represent Iwo Jima, the Marines and the Pacific war.

  2. President Obama:

    It’s why GIs gave their lives at Omaha Beach and Iwo Jima; Iraq and Afghanistan – and why men and women from Selma to Stonewall were prepared to give theirs as well, so that’s what we mean when we say America is exceptional. Not that our nation has been flawless from the start, but that we have shown the capacity to change, and make life better for those who follow.

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