Okinawa

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 沖縄 (Okinawa).

Proper noun[edit]

Okinawa

  1. A group of islands known as the Okinawa Islands.
  2. The main island in the Okinawa Islands; Okinawa Island, where the biggest urban settlement is the city of Naha.
    • 1964, Truman, Harry S., MP2002-288 Former President Truman Discusses the Battle of Okinawa[1], Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives Identifier: 595162, archived from the original on 13 March 2022, 1:38 from the start:
      We had to kill 110,000 Japanese before we took Okinawa, and when the officers of the Japanese are killed- or defeated- they commit suicide. They cost us 12,000 men and they had to kill 110,000 Japs. And it's a terrible thing- don't know what you're gonna do with any crazy outfit like that except all you can do is to destroy them, and that's too bad.
    • 2010, Mondale, Walter; David Hage, The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics[2], Scribner, →ISBN, OCLC 555638158, OL 26279042M, page 323:
      Anyone who knew our military installation in Okinawa knew it was a room full of gasoline waiting for someone to strike a match. We had forty-two bases on the island with more than twenty thousand personnel. All of them were living and conducting exercises right up against Okinawan civilian neighborhoods.
  3. The Battle of Okinawa, which took place there in 1945, in World War II.
  4. The southern-most prefecture of Japan.
  5. A city in Okinawa Prefecture.

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Translations[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Okinawa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おきなわ

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Okinawa f

  1. Okinawa (an island, a city and prefecture of Japan)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Okinawa f

  1. Okinawa