D. Harper. “Etymology of Okinawa.” Online Etymology Dictionary. https://www.etymonline.com/word/Okinawa (accessed $(datetime)).
updated on September 01, 2012
Definitions of Okinawa from WordNet
the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands;
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;
Synonyms: Okinawa campaign
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