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group of small Japanese islands, including Iwo Jima, in the W Pacific: 11 sq mi (28 sq km)
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A group of Japanese islands in the northwest Pacific Ocean north of the Mariana Islands. Annexed by Japan in the late 19th century, the islands were administered by the United States from 1945 until 1968.