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Ainu

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noun Ai·nu \ˈī-(ˌ)nü\

Definition of Ainu

plural

Ainu

or

Ainus

  1. 1 :  a member of an indigenous people of the Japanese archipelago, the Kuril Islands, and part of Sakhalin Island

  2. 2 :  the language of the Ainu people



Origin and Etymology of ainu

Ainu aynu person


First Known Use: 1817


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