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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Okinawa \Okinawa\ prop. n. 1. the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April-June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting US marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans. Syn: Okinawa campaign. [WordNet 1.5]