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Noun: Okinawa  ,ow-ku'naa-wu or ,ow-ku'naw-wu
  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
    - Battle of Okinawa, Okinawa campaign
  2. The largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
    - Okinawa Island

Type of: campaign, island, military campaign

Part of: Ryukyu Islands, Second World War, World War 2, World War II

Encyclopedia: Okinawa, Okinawa