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Shimajiri District (島尻郡 Shimajiri-gun , Okinawan: Shimajiri) is a district located in Okinawa, Japan. Modern translation of Shimajiri means "Butt of the island" which may refer to its southerly position on the island of Okinawa. Compare this to Kunigami District, Okinawa. However, there a hundreds of geographic references throughout Japan and even into the northern Kuriles using "shiri", to approximate the Ainu word shir, meaning island. Despite Okinawa being so far south, historically Jomon culture was dominant as on the mainland, and words likely have survived, though their original meanings have long been lost or modified.
The district also includes the Kerama Islands.
The following airports are located in Shimajiri District and serve various islands:
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