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capital city of Okinawa, Japan
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Naha (那覇市, Naha-shi, Okinawan: Naafa) is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Naha is in the southern part of the largest island in the Ryukyu Island archipelago.[2]


In 1879, Okinawa Prefecture was established; and Naha was made its capital.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Naha" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 686.
  2. Nussbaum, "Okinawa-ken" at p. 746.

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