Okinawan languages

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Okinawan
Geographic
distribution:
Japan (Okinawa Prefecture, Amami Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture)
Linguistic classification: Japonic
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: okin1244[1]
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  Northern Okinawan (Kunigami)
  South–Central Okinawan (Shuri–Naha)
Darker areas represent regions that have been classified by Lewis (2009), Pellard (2009) and Curry (2004).

The Okinawan languages are a subgroup of the Northern Ryukyuan languages of Japan. There are two:

Oki-no-Erabu and Yoron are sometimes included as well.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Okinawan". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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