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It's hard for me to think about this, but I first went to Southeast Asia as a Marine more than 40 years ago, as a young Marine. I was on Okinawa and then in Vietnam. I've returned in many different hats, which I think has helped me to form my own views about policy out there. I've spent a good bit of time in this region as a journalist.
Jim Webb

Meaning of "Okinawa" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OKINAWA

Okinawa  [ˌəʊkɪˈnɑːwə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OKINAWA

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Okinawa is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OKINAWA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Okinawa

Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1,000 kilometres long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyūshū to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.

Definition of Okinawa in the English dictionary

The definition of Okinawa in the dictionary is a coral island of SW Japan, the largest of the Ryukyu Islands in the N Pacific: scene of heavy fighting in World War II; administered by the US ; agricultural. Chief town: Naha. Pop: 1 318 218. Area: 1176 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OKINAWA


Adamawa
ˌædəˈmɑːwə
dawah
ˈdɑːwə
Jigawa
ˌdʒɪˈɡɑːwə
kajawah
kəˈdʒɑːwə
Kanazawa
ˌkænəˈzɑːwə
kawa
ˈkɑːwə
kawakawa
ˈkɑːwəˌkɑːwə
Kurosawa
ˌkʊərəˈsɑːwə
Massaua
məˈsɑːwə
Massawa
məˈsɑːwə
pohutukawa
pəˌhuːtəˈkɑːwə
Soembawa
suːmˈbɑːwə
Sumbawa
suːmˈbɑːwə
Tarawa
təˈrɑːwə
tawa
ˈtɑːwə
Yukawa
juːˈkɑːwə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OKINAWA

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Okeechobee
Okefenokee Swamp
Okeghem
okey doke
okey-doke
okey-dokey
Okhotsk
Okie
okimono
Okinagan
Okla.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City
Oklahoman
Okovango
okra
Okri

WORDS THAT END LIKE OKINAWA

Adowa
Chichewa
Chippewa
Djawa
fatwa
haniwa
Iowa
Kwa
malwa
manawa
Nasarawa
Ojibwa
Oshawa
Ottawa
schwa
shwa
Te Kanawa
twa
Warszawa
wawa

Synonyms and antonyms of Okinawa in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Okinawa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OKINAWA

Find out the translation of Okinawa to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Okinawa from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Okinawa» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冲绳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Okinawa
570 millions of speakers

English

Okinawa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओकिनावा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أوكيناوا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Окинава
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Okinawa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওকিনাওয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Okinawa
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Okinawa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Okinawa
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

沖縄
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오키나와
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Okinawa
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Okinawa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒகினாவா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओकिनावा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Okinava
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Okinawa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Okinawa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Окінава
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Okinawa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Okinawa
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Okinawa
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Okinawa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Okinawa
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Okinawa

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7 QUOTES WITH «OKINAWA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Okinawa.
1
Howard Baker
I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there.
2
Yoshihiko Noda
Japan's alliance with the U.S. will only grow in importance amid the increasingly difficult security situation surrounding our country, thus I think it is necessary to keep the marines in Okinawa, a geographically strategic location from the standpoint of maintaining deterrence.
3
S. Jay Olshansky
A lifetime of low calories has come naturally to the longest-lived people in the world... in the Japanese archipelago of Okinawa.
4
Ed Royce
The ongoing dispute over the relocation of U.S. Marines on Okinawa should be quickly settled. This isn't just an issue for the U.S. and Japan. It has regional implications.
5
Eisaku Sato
The desire to see Okinawa returned to Japan developed into a broad national consensus among our people.
6
Mel Tillis
I didn't get to meet Hank Williams. I was in the Air Force on Okinawa when he passed away.
7
Jim Webb
It's hard for me to think about this, but I first went to Southeast Asia as a Marine more than 40 years ago, as a young Marine. I was on Okinawa and then in Vietnam. I've returned in many different hats, which I think has helped me to form my own views about policy out there. I've spent a good bit of time in this region as a journalist.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OKINAWA»

Discover the use of Okinawa in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Okinawa and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Okinawa: The History of an Island People
First published in 1958, this edition features a new introduction and appendix by Okinawa history scholar Mitsugu Sakihara, making this the most comprehensive resource on the small, vital, and intriguing island of Okinawa.
George Kerr, 2000
2
With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa
Based on notes he kept on slips of paper tucked secretly away in his Bible, Eugene Sledge has written a devastingly powerful memoir of his experience fighting in the South Pacific during WWII.
Eugene Bondurant Sledge, 1981
3
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
This is the real deal, the real war: unvarnished, brutal, without a shred of sentimentality or false patriotism, a profound primer on what it actually was like to be in that war.
E.B. Sledge, 2008
4
Southern Exposure: Modern Japanese Literature from Okinawa
Molasky and Rabson's excellent, variegated anthology of modern Okinawan (or Ryukyuan) literature is engrossing throughout.... Adds an important regionalist dimension to collections of Japanese literature.
Michael S. Molasky, Steve Rabson, 2000
5
Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II
Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who ...
Robert Leckie, 1996
6
Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and ...
"In reaching his conclusions about U.S. foreign policy. Sarantakes uses recently declassified documents to craft a careful consideration of America's larger strategic purposes.
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, 2000
7
The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and ...
This book sheds light on difficult issues of war, violence, prostitution, colonialism and post-colonialism in the context of the Occupations of Japan and Okinawa.
Michael S. Molasky, 2001
8
Women of Okinawa: Nine Voices from a Garrison Island
Okinawan women discuss how their lives have been affected by the United States military presence on the island.
Ruth Ann Keyso, 2000
9
Dancing with the Dead: Memory, Performance, and Everyday ...
Nelson explores the work of a circle of Okinawan storytellers, ethnographers, musicians, and dancers deeply engaged with the legacies of a brutal Japanese colonial era, the almost unimaginable devastation of the Pacific War, and a long ...
Christopher T. Nelson, 2008
10
Okinawa 1945: The last battle
That place was the island of Okinawa. This book details the struggle for the island as US Marines and Army units battled determined Japanese defenders in the last battle of World War II.
Gordon L Rottman, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OKINAWA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Okinawa is used in the context of the following news items.
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Taco Rice creator Parlor Senri closes after 31 years
The creator of the now nationally famous Taco Rice,Taco-rice founder Parlor Senri, in the town of Kin in northern Okinawa, closed on June 29 ... «Ryukyushimpo, Jul 15»
2
Typhoon 01C (Halola), # 46: Okinawa enters TCCOR 1
9 p.m. Friday, July 24, Japan time: U.S. bases on Okinawa have been placed into Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1. Destructive ... «Stars and Stripes, Jul 15»
3
Chinese naval fleet holds live-fire drill after passing south of Okinawa
The navy began the drill after the fleet passed through the Miyako Strait south of Okinawa on July 18, it said. Previously, Japan was usually the ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
4
Critics of Japan Defense Policy Focus on Okinawa
In Okinawa, many locals have long complained that Tokyo places an unfair burden on the tiny island by locating most of Japan's U.S. military ... «Voice of America, Jul 15»
5
Strong typhoon draws bead on Okinawa
Powerful Typhoon Halola may move close to Okinawa and the Amami area of Kagoshima Prefecture from Friday night to early Saturday, and ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
6
The surprising name for Universal Studios Japan theme park in …
We reported earlier this year that Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is floating the idea of opening a new theme park in Okinawa. We now know ... «RocketNews24, Jul 15»
7
Dr. Jill Biden Travels to Luang Prabang, Laos and Okinawa, Japan
Dr. Jill Biden is traveling to Luang Prabang, Laos and Okinawa, Japan for her final stops on a four-country visit to Asia. Throughout the trip, Dr. «Whitehouse.gov, Jul 15»
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Okinawa Day at JANM
The opening of “Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai'i: The Art of Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara” coincided with Free Family ... «The Rafu Shimpo, Jul 15»
9
Eisa festivals 2015
27TH ALL OKINAWA CHILDREN'S EISA FESTIVAL: July 26; more than 600 local children divided in 10 groups are scheduled to perform the ... «Stripes Korea, Jul 15»
10
Hawaii-Okinawa photo exhibition at Hawaii Okinawa Centre
The Ryukyu Shimpo launched the Hawaii-Okinawa Press Photo exhibition at Hawaii Okinawa Centre in Oahu Island on July 8. The exhibition ... «Ryukyushimpo, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Okinawa [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/okinawa>. Nov 2020 ».
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