Ainu language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ainu language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ainu are an indigenous ethnic group of people who live in Hokkaido in Japan today as well as in Russia (the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin). In the 19th Century, Japanese people called the northern...

The Ainu are an indigenous ethnic group of people who live in Hokkaido in Japan today as well as in Russia (the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin). In the 19th Century, Japanese people called the northern...

In Japan, the Ainu language is largely unknown and unloved, but linguists are fascinated by its mysteries | Public Radio International

In Japan, the Ainu language is largely unknown and unloved, but linguists are fascinated by its mysteries | Public Radio International

In Japan, the Ainu language is largely unknown and unloved, but linguists are fascinated by its mysteries

In Japan, the Ainu language is largely unknown and unloved, but linguists are fascinated by its mysteries

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No one knows where Japan's indigenous Ainu language, or the people who spoke it, came from. The language is not part of any known linguistic tree. Now, a dedicated group of Ainu and linguists from around the world are trying to unlock the language's secrets before it dies out. A 25-minute podcast accompanies this article about the Ainu language.

No one knows where Japan's indigenous Ainu language, or the people who spoke it, came from. The language is not part of any known linguistic tree. Now, a dedicated group of Ainu and linguists from around the world are trying to unlock the language's secrets before it dies out. A 25-minute podcast accompanies this article about the Ainu language.

The origin of the Ainu people in Japan is unknown and the Ainu speak a language that resembles no other language on Earth. The great majority of the Ainu live on Japan's 2nd largest island, Hokkaido. Ainu are light-skinned. Some have red or brown hair and green or blue eyes. Scientists have no been able to determine where these people come from. According to the Ainu themselves, their ancestors came from the sky, in other words, they are of extraterrestrial origin.

The origin of the Ainu people in Japan is unknown and the Ainu speak a language that resembles no other language on Earth. The great majority of the Ainu live on Japan's 2nd largest island, Hokkaido. Ainu are light-skinned. Some have red or brown hair and green or blue eyes. Scientists have no been able to determine where these people come from. According to the Ainu themselves, their ancestors came from the sky, in other words, they are of extraterrestrial origin.

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The Oroks and Ainu people of Far Eastern Russia/Northern Japan. c.1900-1920.   A few hundred Oroks still remain in both Russia and Japan. Of the Ainu, officially there are 25,000 in Japan though some have claimed the true figure is nearer 200,000. The Ainu language is virtually extinct.

The Oroks and Ainu people of Far Eastern Russia/Northern Japan. c.1900-1920. A few hundred Oroks still remain in both Russia and Japan. Of the Ainu, officially there are 25,000 in Japan though some have claimed the true figure is nearer 200,000. The Ainu language is virtually extinct.

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Ushishir (Russian: Ушишир; Japanese 宇志知島; Ushishiru-tō) is an uninhabited volcanic island located in the centre of the Kuril Islands chain in the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Its name is derived from the Ainu language for "hot spring".

Ushishir (Russian: Ушишир; Japanese 宇志知島; Ushishiru-tō) is an uninhabited volcanic island located in the centre of the Kuril Islands chain in the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Its name is derived from the Ainu language for "hot spring".

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