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Kyushu

or Kiushu

[kee-oo-shoo; Japanese kyoo-shoo] /kiˈu ʃu; Japanese ˈkyu ʃʊ/
noun
1.
an island in SW Japan. 15,750 sq. mi. (40,793 sq. km).
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  • They landed at Kagoshima, a large city on the coast of the southern island of Kyushu, August 15, 1549.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • There is only one station, and that is in the city of Saga, on the island of Kyushu.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • The main island, Kyushu, and Shikoku are also well timbered.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • I did not come to you sword in hand; I did not fight my way from Kyushu to Koban.

    More Portmanteau Plays Stuart Walker
  • Shikoku and Kyushu are separated from the main island by the Inland Sea, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • Most of these were in the island of Kyushu, the last region to be subdued by Hideyoshi.

    The Problem of China Bertrand Russell
  • Kyushu is the second largest island in the group, and lies southwest of the main island.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • There is a kind of fruit called the ban-tan grown on the island of Kyushu.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • Asosan mountain, on the island of Kyushu, has the largest crater in the world.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
British Dictionary definitions for Kyushu

Kyushu

/ˈkjuːʃuː/
noun
1.
an island of SW Japan: the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, with over 300 surrounding small islands; coalfield and chemical industries. Chief cities: Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, and Nagasaki. Pop: 14 786 000 (2002 est). Area: 35 659 sq km (13 768 sq miles)
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