small island of the Volcano Islands in the W Pacific: captured
from the Japanese by U.S. forces in WWII (1945); returned to Japan (1968): c.
8 sq mi
(20.7 sq km)
: Jpn. name ˈIˈwo To (ˈiwoʊˈtoʊ
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