Pechin

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Pechin (親雲上, Peechin), or Pekumi (親雲上, Peekumi), was a rank among the Yukatchu class of the former Ryukyu Kingdom (modern-day Okinawa, Japan), above the rank of Satunushi and below the rank of Ueekata. As scholar-officials, they often served in administrative positions in the Ryukyuan government. Placed in the upper class, the Pechin would often travel with a servant at their side.

There were three ranks of Pechin: Chikudun Pechin, Satunushi Pechin, and Pekumi or Pechin.

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  • Okinawa, The History of an Island People by George H. Kerr

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