Iwo Jima

[ ee-wuh -jee-muh, ee-woh; Japanese ee-waw -jee-mah ]
/ ˈi wə ˈdʒi mə, ˈi woʊ; Japanese ˈi wɔ ˈdʒi mɑ /

noun

one of the Volcano Islands, in the N Pacific, S of Japan: under U.S. administration after 1945; returned to Japan 1968.

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British Dictionary definitions for Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima
/ (ˈdʒiːmə) /

noun

an island in the W Pacific, about 1100 km (700 miles) south of Japan: one of the Volcano Islands; scene of prolonged fighting between US and Japanese forces until taken by the US in 1945; returned to Japan in 1968. Area: 20 sq km (8 sq miles)Official Japanese name: Iō-tō
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Cultural definitions for Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima
[ (ee-woh, ee-wuh jee-muh) ]

An island in the Pacific Ocean, taken from the Japanese by United States Marines near the end of World War II after a furious battle.

notes for Iwo Jima

The battle has been immortalized by a famous photograph and a sculpture based on the photograph of half a dozen Marines raising the flag of the United States on a summit on Iwo Jima.
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