Share this entry

Ryukyu Islands Syllabification: Ryu·kyu Is·lands
Pronunciation: /rēˈo͞okyo͞o ˌīləndz/

Definition of Ryukyu Islands in English:

A chain of islands in the western Pacific Ocean, stretching about 600 miles (960 km) from the southern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan to Taiwan. The largest island is Okinawa.

Definition of Ryukyu Islands in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources