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Meaning of Ryukyu

Ryu•kyu

Pronunciation: (Japn. ry'ky Eng. rē&sylp'ky), [key]
— n.
  1. a chain of Japanese islands in the W Pacific between Japan and Taiwan. 1,235,000; 3120 sq. mi. (1205 sq. km).
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