Ryukyu

noun Ryu·kyu \rēˈ(y)ü(ˌ)kyü, rə̇ˈ-\

Definition of Ryukyu

  1. :  the language of the Ryukyuan people that is related to Japanese

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Origin and Etymology of ryukyu

from the Ryukyu islands, southwest of Japan


First Known Use: circa 1934


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