[ US /ˌoʊˌkɪˈnɑwə, ˌoʊkiˈnɑˌwɑ/ ]
  1. 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
  2. the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
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How To Use Okinawa In A Sentence

  • With its blue waters, white-sand beaches, and pristine coral reefs, Zamami Island off Okinawa looks like paradise.
  • Spent time in Okinawa, Danang, Subic Bay, Puerto Rico as a wireman. Heroes or Villains?
  • Stanford 1957.p. 295: Ryukyu is Chinese: Liu-ch'iu; Okinawa is one of the islands of this group. A History of China
  • Their unanimous answer was that the throws in Okinawan karate are not meant to throw the opponent anywhere but the ground.
  • The island prefecture of Okinawa has the most centenarians per population, and the official attributed this to the subtropical climate.
  • The Japanese government for its part told Okinawan islanders to stay indoors to avoid the remote chance of being hit by debris from Mir, which is to overfly the islands an hour before its splashdown.
  • She grew Okinawan winter melons called goya, zucchini-shaped vegetables with a bumpy exterior, outside her fourplex in the middle of urban Los Angeles and distributed the exotic vegetables to all her Latino neighbors. October 2006
  • This paper illustrates good prospective to seek gas hydrate in the Continental Slope and Okinawa Trough in the East China Sea, according to the research of 2D seismic profiles surveyed by our bureau.
  • The report states that 34 missiles with submunition warheads could cover all parking ramps at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa. Archive 2008-10-01
  • The hairstyle for men in Okinawa (as well as Japan) prior to the modern era was to tie long hair in a knot on top of the head and secure it with a single hairpin, as shown here, or with two hairpins pushed through the topknot from different angles.
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