[ 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). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ryukyu

  • 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