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What does 'Iwo Jima' mean when translated into English?

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2012-09-20 10:43:32

硫黄島 or Iwo Jima (However, it should be properly transliterated

from Japanese as "Iōjima") when translated literally means "Sulphur


It's very interesting the first time you hear the proper

pronunciation since we're accustomed to saying the 'w' when in

actuality there is a long 'o' instead. As the previous poster

wrote, it's said いおうじま ioujima。

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