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 (rē-o͞o′kyo͞o′ən, ryo͞o′kyo͞o-ən)
1. A native or inhabitant of the Ryukyu Islands.
2. Any of the Japonic languages spoken in the Ryukyu Islands, such as Okinawan.

Ryu′kyu′an adj.
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Noun1.Ryukyuan - a member of the Japanese people living on the Ryukyu Islands southwest of Japan
Japanese, Nipponese - a native or inhabitant of Japan
2.Ryukyuan - the language (related to Japanese) that is spoken by the people of the Ryukyu Islands
Japanese - the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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Among their topics are the Digital Museum Project for the Documentation of Endangered Languages: the case of Ikema Ryukyuan, a mokkan perspective on some issues in Japanese historical phonology, the role of internal reconstruction in comparing the access systems of Korean dialects, the etymology of the name of Mount Fuji, against a verb-phrase ellipsis account of Russian verb-stranding constructions, and the Old Japanese accusative revisited: realizing all the universal options.
It was also followed by large-scale studies, using an extraordinary amount of fingerprint samples that had been collected during the 1920s and 1930s for the articulation of racial knowledge, including samples from European and Asian nationals to indigenous populations such as Ainu, Ryukyuan, and Taiwanese tribes (see Hibino, 1935, pages 2199-2201).
This is confirmed by the existence of Ryukyuan (2) cognates for this word, which usually also refer to dead spirits and ancestors, as well as to Buddha statues and figurines in general: Yoron putui (Kiku and Takahashi 2005: 501), Shuri [?
Cryptic diversification of the swamp eel Monopterus albus in East and Southeast Asia with special reference to the Ryukyuan populations.
6) Hamashita introduces the document in this way: "The Lidai baoan is a compilation of manuscripts, written in Chinese, relating to Ryukyuan contacts with China, Korea, and eight Southeast Asian countries (or more precisely, port towns), covering the 444 years from 1424 to 1867.
Later chapters follow the rise of Ryukyuan kingdom and its links to the neighboring states of China, Korea and Japan.
Moreover, Korean and Ryukyuan rulers continued to engage in relations with the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimochi after he withdrew from the Ming tribute system following the death of his father Yoshimitsu, the retired shogun, in 1408 (Takahashi 1982a, 72-73).
A 1966 State Department memorandum noted, "While our legal rights in the Ryukyus are clear, effective use of our bases would be impossible without Japanese and Ryukyuan cooperation.
1973), a singer from the Yaeyami Islands chain in the Ryukyuan archipelago.
1986 'The Munduan copper-plate inscriptions found in Java [in Japanese]', Nantoh Shigaku (Journal of Ryukyuan Studies) 28:1-21.
It features Ryukyuan classical dance performances, processions, and theatrical recreations of a coronation ceremony with Chinese envoys.
My 5-year tour took me to many places, including Okinawa, where I fell in love with scuba diving and dove most of the major reefs in the Ryukyuan archipelago in the East China Sea.