Kyushu

or Kiu·shu

[ kee-oo-shoo; Japanese kyoo-shoo ]
/ kiˈu ʃu; Japanese ˈkyu ʃʊ /

noun

an island in SW Japan. 15,750 sq. mi. (40,793 sq. km).

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Kyushu

Kiushu

/ (ˈkjuːʃuː) /

noun

an island of SW Japan: the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, with over 300 surrounding small islands; coalfield and chemical industries. Chief cities: Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, and Nagasaki. Pop: 14 786 000 (2002 est). Area: 35 659 sq km (13 768 sq miles)
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