Definition of Ryukyu Islands in English:

Ryukyu Islands

Syllabification: Ryu·kyu Is·lands
Pronunciation: /rēˈo͞okyo͞o ˌīləndz/
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.

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