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Naha

(nä`hä), city (1990 pop. 304,836), on OkinawaOkinawa
, island (1990 pop. 1,222,458), 454 sq mi (1,176 sq km), W Pacific Ocean, SW of Kyushu; a part of Okinawa prefecture, Japan. It is the largest of the Okinawa Islands in the Ryukyu Islands archipelago. Naha is the largest city and chief port.
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 island, in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. A port on the southwest coast, it is also the chief manufacturing center of the island. In 1853, Commodore Perry chose Naha as his first base for the penetration of Japan. The city was virtually destroyed during World War II. In 1945 it became the headquarters of the U.S. military governor of the Ryukyus, and when the island was returned to Japan in 1972, it became the capital of Okinawa prefecture. The name is also spelled Nafa and Nawa.

Naha

 

a port city in Japan on Okinawa; capital of Okinawa Prefecture. Population, 276,400 (1970). Naha is the main economic center of the Ryukyu archipelago. Food and condiments are produced locally and commercial fishing is carried on. There is a university in the city.

Naha

a port in S Japan, on the SW coast of Okinawa Island: chief city of the Ryukyu Islands. Pop.: 303 146 (2002 est.)
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