[ kee-tah-kyoo-shoo; English ki-tah-kee-oo-shoo ]
/ kiˈtɑˈkyu ʃʊ; English kɪˌtɑ kiˈu ʃu /
a seaport on N Kyushu, in S Japan: formed in 1963 by the merger of five cities (Kokura, Moji, Tobata, Wakamatsu, and Yawata).
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British Dictionary definitions for kitakyushu
/ (ˌkiːtəˈkjuːʃuː) /
a port in Japan, on N Kyushu: formed by the amalgamation of the cities of Wakamatsu, Yawata, Tobata, Kokura, and Moji; one of Japan's largest industrial centres. Pop: 999 806 (2002 est)
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