one of the four main islands of Japan, south of Honshu: 16,276 sq mi (42,155 sq km); chief city, Nagasaki
The southernmost of the major islands of Japan, in the southwest on the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
OriginSee also: Kyūshū
From 九州 (きゅうしゅう Kyūshū, “Nine States”), from Middle Chinese 九 (kjúw "nine") + 州 (t͡ʃjuw "province", "prefecture").
Proper nounSee also: Kyushu
- Alternative spelling of Kyushu.