Okinawa is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, an island chain to the southwest of the Home Islands. The name Okinawa means "rope in the open sea", a fairly apt description of this long stretch of islands between the main islands of Japan and Taiwan.

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Ishigaki is second-largest but most populated of the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, Japan.

Yonaguni in the Yaeyama Islands is the westernmost point of Japan.

Iriomote is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, Japan.


The Yaeyama Islands are the westernmost part of Okinawa, Japan.

Okinawa Island is the main and largest island of the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan.

The Miyako Islands are in Okinawa prefecture, Japan.

The Kerama Islands are a small archipelago in Okinawa, Japan, to the west of the main Okinawa Island.Historically, the Kerama Island group was a part of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

The Daitō Islands are a tiny archipelago 360 km east of Okinawa Island, Japan.

Kumejima-chou is a town in Okinawa, Japan. It is also the name of the island where it is located.

Itoman is in Okinawa, Japan. Throughout its history, the city has been an invaluable port city in Okinawa with a thriving fishing industry.


  • Location:  , ,
  • Population:  1,440,000
  • Latitude of center:  26° 10' 52.8" (26.1813°) north
  • Longitude of center:  127° 43' 17.6" (127.7216°) east
  • Elevation:  83 meters (272 feet)
  • Neighbors:  Kagoshima
  • Wikidata:  Okinawa
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Okinawa prefecture

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Other Names for Okinawa

  • Achinese:  Prefektur Okinawa
  • Arabic:  أوكيناوا
  • Armenian:  Օկինավա
  • Azerbaijani:  Okinava
  • Belarusian:  Прэфектура Акінава
  • Bulgarian:  Окинава
  • Catalan:  Prefectura dOkinawa
  • Central Bikol:  Prepektura kan Okinawa
  • Central Khmer:  ខេត្តអូគីណាវ៉ា
  • Central Kurdish:  ئۆکیناوا
  • Chinese:  沖繩縣
  • Czech:  Prefektura Okinawa
  • Danish:  Okinawa-præfekturet
  • English:  Okinawa Prefecture
  • Esperanto:  Gubernio Okinavo
  • Estonian:  Okinawa prefektuur
  • Finnish:  Okinawan prefektuuri
  • French:  Préfecture dOkinawa
  • German:  Präfektur Okinawa
  • Hakka Chinese:  Tshûng-shîn-yen
  • Hebrew:  אוקינאווה
  • Iloko:  Prepektura ti Okinawa
  • Indonesian:  Prefektur Okinawa
  • Irish:  Maoracht Okinawa
  • Italian:  Prefettura di Okinawa
  • Japanese:  おきなわ, おきなわけん, オキナワ, オキナワケン, 沖縄, 沖縄県
  • Javanese:  Préfèktur Okinawa
  • Korean:  오키나와 현
  • Latvian:  Okinavas prefektūra
  • Literary Chinese:  沖繩縣
  • Lithuanian:  Okinavos prefektūra
  • Macedonian:  Окинава
  • Malay (macrolanguage):  Wilayah Okinawa
  • Marathi:  ओकिनावा
  • Mazanderani:  اکیناوا
  • Min Dong Chinese:  Okinawa-gâing
  • Min Nan Chinese:  Okinawa-koān
  • Northern Sami:  Okinawa prefektuvra
  • Persian:  استان اوکیناوا
  • Polish:  Prefektura Okinawa
  • Romanian:  Prefectura Okinawa
  • Russian:  Окинава
  • Scots:  Okinawa Prefectur
  • Serbian:  Префектура Окинава
  • Serbo-Croatian:  Prefektura Okinava
  • Spanish:  Prefectura de Okinawa
  • Sundanese:  Okinawa Prefecture
  • Swahili (macrolanguage):  Mkoa wa Okinawa
  • Swedish:  Okinawa prefektur
  • Tagalog:  Prepektura ng Okinawa
  • Tajik:  Префектураи Окинава
  • Tamil:  ஓக்கினாவா மாகாணம்
  • Thai:  จังหวัดโอะกินะวะ
  • Ukrainian:  Префектура Окінава
  • Urdu:  اوکیناوا پریفیکچر
  • Western Panjabi:  ضلع اوکیناوا
  • Yue Chinese:  沖繩縣
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