|Died||November 14, 1971 (aged 89)|
|Other names||金田一 京助|
|Relatives||Son: Haruhiko Kindaichi－linguist|
Kyōsuke Kindaichi (金田一 京助, Kindaichi Kyōsuke, May 5, 1882 – November 14, 1971) was a Japanese linguist from Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. He is chiefly known for his dictations of yukar, or sagas of the Ainu people, as well as his study of the Matagi dialect. Linguist Haruhiko Kindaichi was his son. His grandson is Keio University Professor Emeritus, Russian scholar, and president of University of Nagano, Masumi Kindaichi.
In popular culture
A fictionalised Kindaichi appears in the anime Woodpecker Detective's Office.
- Order of Culture (1954)
- Order of the Sacred Treasure, 1st class, Grand Cordon (1971, Posthumous award)
- Junior Third Rank (1971, Posthumous award)