Ainu


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Ai·nu

 (ī′no͞o)
n. pl. Ainu or Ai·nus
1. A member of an indigenous people of Japan, now inhabiting parts of Hokkaido, Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands.
2. The language of the Ainu.

[Ainu aynu, person.]

Ainu

(ˈaɪnuː)
npl -nus or -nu
1. (Peoples) a member of the aboriginal people of Japan, now mostly intermixed with Mongoloid immigrants whose skin colour is more yellowish
2. (Languages) the language of this people, sometimes tentatively associated with Altaic, still spoken in parts of Hokkaido and elsewhere
[Ainu: man]

Ai•nu

(ˈaɪ nu)

n., pl. -nus, (esp. collectively) -nu.
1. a member of a people of E Asia, who lived in recent historical times on Hokkaido, S Sakhalin, and the Kurile Islands.
2. the language of the Ainus, not closely affiliated with any other language.
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Unlike the more southerly peoples, the Ainu of Hokkaido tend to eschew spices such as soybean paste and soy sauce for a more sustaining menu of animal or fish fat.
Japan's registered Ainu population is 25,000, but the estimate unregistered populace is 200,000.
The Ainu are the indigenous people of Japan who live in Hokkaido and some parts of Russia (this part is only 40 km from the Russian island of Sakhalin).
Mamoru Kaizawa, head of the Ainu association in Nibutani district of Hokkaido's Biratori town, expressed his gratitude to the CIP for staging the exhibition.
The Ainu Kotan or "settlement" in Akan brings to mind the Oaken's trading post in Disney's Frozen.
A proposal to include the Ainu on the list of the Indigenous Minorities was voiced by a member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of the Interregional Public Charitable Organization Committee for Civil Rights Andrei Babushkin.
The brothers, along with 27-year-olds Amu and Hannako, were kept at the Hokkaido museum to show how the indigenous Ainu people once killed adult bears and stole their offspring to keep as pets.
The brothers, along with 27-year-olds Amu and Hannako, were kept at the Hokkaido A-museum to show how the A-indigenous Ainu people once killed adult bears and stole their offspring to keep as pets.
In Ladies, Ainu Farooq won Gross title 6th consecutive time with the score of 91 while in Net Category Ayesha Fauzan stood first with score of 97.
Identified as a new species, it has been named Chupkaornis keraorum - Chupka is the Ainu word used by indigenous people from Hokkaido for 'eastern,' and keraorum is named after Masatoshi and Yasuji Kera, who discovered the specimen.
The scenography was created by Ainu, France's Stephane Pennec, Caroline Elkouby, Augustin de Valence and Christian Valdes.
The Fabric of Indigeneity: Ainu Identity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan by Ann-Elise Lewallen.