Kyushu definitions

kē-o͝o'sho͝o, kyo͝o'-
The southernmost of the major islands of Japan, in the southwest on the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
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One of the four main islands of Japan, south of Honshu: 16,276 sq mi (42,155 sq km); chief city, Nagasaki.
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The third largest of Japan's islands.
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Alternative spelling of Kyushu.
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Origin of kyushu

From 九州 (きゅうしゅう Kyūshū, “Nine States”), from Middle Chinese 九 (kjúw "nine") + 州 (t͡ʃjuw "province", "prefecture").