Ryukyu[rē yo̵̅o̅′kyo̵̅o̅′, rē o̵̅o̅′-]
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chain of Japanese islands in the W Pacific, between Kyushu & Taiwan: c. 1,800 sq mi (4,662 sq km); pop. 1,223,000: chief island, Okinawa
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