[ Japanese ryoo-kyoo; English ree-oo-kyoo ]
/ Japanese ˈryu kyu; English riˈu kyu /
a chain of Japanese islands in the W Pacific between Japan and Taiwan. 3120 sq. mi. (1205 sq. km).
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The Ryukyu Islands, off the port beam, were not visible in the metallic haze that grew as the sun arched higher.Mr. Wicker's Window|Carley Dawson