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Ryukyu

[Japanese ryoo-kyoo; English ree-oo-kyoo] /Japanese ˈryu kyu; English riˈu kyu/
noun
1.
a chain of Japanese islands in the W Pacific between Japan and Taiwan. 3120 sq. mi. (1205 sq. km).
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  • The Ryukyu Islands, off the port beam, were not visible in the metallic haze that grew as the sun arched higher.

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