Scripts 九州, きゅうしゅう (hiragana), キュウシュウ (katakana)
Pronounced Pron. kyuu:-shuu: [key]
Other Forms FormsKyushu, Kyuushuu
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Contributor Contrib.m4yb3_daijirou on 3/21/2015
This is the name of a region and island in south-west Japan.The kanji used for this are 九 (kyuu, ku, kokono, kokono.tsu) meaning "nine" and 州 (shuu, su, su) meaning "province, state."The region & island is named this because there used to be 9 ancient provinces on the island, where as now, it contains 7 prefectures.