O·ki·na·wa (ō′kĭ-näwə, -nou-)
An island group of the central Ryukyu Islands in the western Pacific Ocean southwest of Japan. In World War II Okinawa, the largest island in the group, was the scene of fierce combat between the Japanese and US Army and Marine forces (April 1-June 21, 1945). The islands were returned to the Japanese in 1972.
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