Bonin Islands


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Bo·nin Islands

 (bō′nĭn)
An archipelago of volcanic islands in the western Pacific Ocean south of Japan. The islands formed a major Japanese military stronghold in World War II.

Bonin Islands

(ˈbəʊnɪn)
pl n
(Placename) a group of 27 volcanic islands in the W Pacific: occupied by the US after World War II; returned to Japan in 1968. Largest island: Chichijima. Area: 103 sq km (40 sq miles). Japanese name: Ogasawara Gunto

Bo′nin Is′lands

(ˈboʊ nɪn)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the N Pacific, SE of and belonging to Japan: under U.S. administration 1945–68. 40 sq. mi. (104 sq. km).
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There was nothing to drink on the Sophie Sutherland, and we had fifty-one days of glorious sailing, taking the southern passage in the north-east trades to Bonin Islands.
We completed our run across the Pacific, lifted the volcanic peaks, jungle-clad, of the Bonin Islands, sailed in among the reefs to the land-locked harbour, and let our anchor rumble down where lay a score or more of sea-gypsies like ourselves.
And the foregoing is a sample of the ten days I spent in the Bonin Islands.
The second island chain is composed of the Bonin Islands, Marianas Islands, Guam, and the Palau archipelago.
George Herbert Walker Bush was shot down by Japanese forces as he completed a bombing run over the Bonin Islands.
2-magnitude earthquake has struck near Japan's Bonin islands archipelago some 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Tokyo.
The newly merged island is about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) south of Tokyo in the Ogasawara Islands, also known as the Bonin Islands.