Definition of Okinawa

1. Noun. The largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands.

Geographical relationships: Okinawa Campaign
Terms within: Naha City
Group relationships: Ryukyu Islands
Generic synonyms: Island

2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Okinawa Campaign
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Military Campaign
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii

Definition of Okinawa

1. Proper noun. A prefecture of Japan ¹

2. Proper noun. A city in the Okinawa prefecture ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Okinawa

Okapia johnstoni
Okarito brown kiwi
Okarito brown kiwis
Okazaki fragment
Okazaki fragments
Okefenokee Swamp
Okinawa campaign
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma land rush
Ol Cemet'
Ol Chiki

Literary usage of Okinawa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War by George C. Kenney (1997)
"okinawa AND THE KYUSHU PLAN May-July, 1945 UN MAY 26x11 the Joint Chiefs of ... Word came in from okinawa that airdrome construction was going slowly and, ..."

2. Catalogue of Japanese Printed Books and Manuscripts in the British Museum by Robert Kennaway Douglas (1904)
"So findet in okinawa der Ackerbau unendlich viel g├╝nstigere Bedingungen als in ... 150000 Einwohner von okinawa gegen├╝ber etwa 30000 von Oshima oder l>er ..."

3. The Final Months of the War with Japan: Signals Intelligence, U. S. Invasion by Douglas J. MacEachim (1999)
"The most recent US experience bearing on the casualty question in the Pacific war was okinawa. Japanese regular Army troops and naval ground-based defense ..."

4. Alliance Adrift by Yoichi Funabashi (1999)
"Chapter Six Just in Passing okinawa Masahide Ota, governor of okinawa, had sworn to himself that come hell or high water, he wanted to state his case ..."

5. Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea by William T. Bowers, William M. Hammond, George L. MacGarrigle (1997)
"It was the beginning of a long letdown.2 okinawa and Japan The unit had hardly arrived when two typhoons, three weeks apart in September, ..."

6. Across the Reef: The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War by Victor J. Croizat (2001)
"... Jima and okinawa, the last battle, 1945 A MOMENT ago in geologic time, the earth belched forth a mass of rock, ash and sulphureous gas into a lonely ..."

7. The National Wealth of Japan by Eikichi Igarashi, Hideomi Takahashi, Shigenobu Ōkuma (1906)
"Yen 102024 being the total value of the landed property of the Government iland fur Government use, land under cultivation] in okinawa Ken (Table 5). 7. ..."

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