From 九州 (きゅうしゅう Kyūshū, “Nine States”), from Middle Chinese 九 (kjúw "nine") + 州 (t͡ʃjuw "province", "prefecture").
Kyushu Sentence Examples
There are six large islands, namely Sakhalin (called by the Japanese Karafuto); Yezo or Ezo (which with the Kuriles is designated Hokkaido, or the north-sea district); Nippon (the origin of the sun), which is the main island; Shikoku (the four provinces), which lies on the east of Nippon; KiUshi or Kyushu (the nine provinces), which lies on the south of Nippon, and Formosa, which forms the most southerly link of the chain.
Out here in Southern Kyushu we 've typhoons [hurricanes] .
Out here in Southern Kyushu we 've typhoons [hurricanes ].