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Place Names


Ryukyu Islands

A group of islands located southwest of the main islands of Japan, the Ryukyu Islands include Okinawa.

Gaubil, 1758

Map of the Ryukyu Island chain, called the Lieou-Kieou Islands. Okinawa is the large island in the center. Formosa is located in the lower left, and Kyushu (Japan) in the upper right.

Bennett, 1778

A detailed sea chart of the Ryukyu Islands, including the east coast of China, and parts of Japan and Korea. Again, Okinawa is the large island.