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  1. an island in Japan, S of Honshu and N of Shikoku. 230 sq. mi. (596 sq. km).
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Historical Examples

  • It was first produced between the years 1830 and 1840 Awaji.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2


  • The first island brought up out of the water was Awaji; and then the main island.

    Japanese Fairy World

    William Elliot Griffis

  • In common geography it is identified as Awaji, at the entrance of the Inland Sea.

    The Religions of Japan

    William Elliot Griffis