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Ainu couple. The Ainu language.  For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainu_language

Ainu couple. The Ainu language. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainu_language

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Cape Aikkapu  "Aikappu" means "a place where a shot arrow cannot reach" in Ainu language, but the pioneers gave the nice kanji characters of "love" and "crown" to the pronunciation. So, this cape has been popular for young couples who want to succeed in love.

Cape Aikkapu "Aikappu" means "a place where a shot arrow cannot reach" in Ainu language, but the pioneers gave the nice kanji characters of "love" and "crown" to the pronunciation. So, this cape has been popular for young couples who want to succeed in love.

Ainu language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ainu language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Urup Island......An uninhabited volcanic island in the Kuril chain in the south Sea of Okhotsk in the Pacific Ocean. The name is derived from the Ainu language meaning salmon trout

Urup Island......An uninhabited volcanic island in the Kuril chain in the south Sea of Okhotsk in the Pacific Ocean. The name is derived from the Ainu language meaning salmon trout

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The Ainu people are one of the indigenous groups in Japan and Russia. Historically they spoke the Ainu language and lived in Hokkaido, the Kuril Islands, and Sakhalin. Today, the remaining Ainus still live mostly in Hokkaido but due to intermarriage between them and the “Yamato” Japanese, the concept of a pure Ainu group is no longer feasible.

The Ainu people are one of the indigenous groups in Japan and Russia. Historically they spoke the Ainu language and lived in Hokkaido, the Kuril Islands, and Sakhalin. Today, the remaining Ainus still live mostly in Hokkaido but due to intermarriage between them and the “Yamato” Japanese, the concept of a pure Ainu group is no longer feasible.

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The origin of the Ainu people in Japan is unknown and the Ainu speak a language that resembles no other language on Earth. The great majority of the Ainu live on Japan's 2nd largest island, Hokkaido. Ainu are light-skinned. Some have red or brown hair and green or blue eyes. Scientists have not been able to determine where these people came from. According to the Ainu themselves, their ancestors came from the sky, in other words, they are of extraterrestrial origin.

The origin of the Ainu people in Japan is unknown and the Ainu speak a language that resembles no other language on Earth. The great majority of the Ainu live on Japan's 2nd largest island, Hokkaido. Ainu are light-skinned. Some have red or brown hair and green or blue eyes. Scientists have not been able to determine where these people came from. According to the Ainu themselves, their ancestors came from the sky, in other words, they are of extraterrestrial origin.

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Kutoroge was met by Starr while on a bear hunt and was instantly invited to St. Louis in 1904. He was joined by his wife, Shutratek, and their daughter, Kiko. © The Field Museum

Kutoroge was met by Starr while on a bear hunt and was instantly invited to St. Louis in 1904. He was joined by his wife, Shutratek, and their daughter, Kiko. © The Field Museum

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No one knows where Japan's indigenous Ainu language, or the people who spoke it, came from. The language is not part of any known linguistic tree. Now, a dedicated group of Ainu and linguists from around the world are trying to unlock the language's secrets before it dies out. A 25-minute podcast accompanies this article about the Ainu language.

No one knows where Japan's indigenous Ainu language, or the people who spoke it, came from. The language is not part of any known linguistic tree. Now, a dedicated group of Ainu and linguists from around the world are trying to unlock the language's secrets before it dies out. A 25-minute podcast accompanies this article about the Ainu language.

In Japan, the Ainu language is largely unknown and unloved, but linguists are fascinated by its mysteries

In Japan, the Ainu language is largely unknown and unloved, but linguists are fascinated by its mysteries

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A prizewinning animated short in the indigenous Ainu language is helping raise international awareness of Hokkaido’s environmental issues and promote human coexistence with nature. Filmmaker Tune Sugihara created "Shichigorosawa no Kitsune" (The Fox of Shichigorosawa) in cooperation with the Ainu people, an ethnic group native to Hokkaido in northern Japan. “I hope as many people as possible will hear the beautiful sound of the Ainu language,” said Sugihara.

A prizewinning animated short in the indigenous Ainu language is helping raise international awareness of Hokkaido’s environmental issues and promote human coexistence with nature. Filmmaker Tune Sugihara created "Shichigorosawa no Kitsune" (The Fox of Shichigorosawa) in cooperation with the Ainu people, an ethnic group native to Hokkaido in northern Japan. “I hope as many people as possible will hear the beautiful sound of the Ainu language,” said Sugihara.

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