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Definition of the noun Ainu

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Ainu is a genus of Tenebrionidae, described by Lewis in 1894.

Definition of the adjective Ainu

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  1. Of or pertaining to the Ainu ethnic group or their language.


"Ainu" is a book by Jefferik Stocklassa.


Ainu a.k.a. Ainu Language: Ainu is the sole survivor of the Ainu languages, spoken by members of the Ainu ethnic group on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Phrases with Ainu

  1. Genus Ainu
  2. Janua ainu
  3. Cyphon Ainu
  4. Elater Ainu
  5. Ampedus Ainu
  6. Damaeus ainu
  7. Dalopius Ainu
  8. Mordella Ainu
  9. Podabrus Ainu
  10. Abstrulia Ainu
  11. Gambrinus Ainu
  12. Harminius Ainu
  13. Megachile ainu
  14. Perlomyia Ainu
  15. Stavsolus Ainu
  16. Tetratoma Ainu
  17. Trichosea Ainu
  18. Dexiospira ainu
  19. Hypocaccus ainu
  20. Limoniscus Ainu

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Google previewThe Languages of East and Southeast Asia (2005)

An Introduction by Cliff Goddard

Ainu is an indigenous language of Japan which is (or rather, used to be) spoken on the northern island of Hokkaido ̄. No plausible genetic link has been established with any other language or language family, so it too is a language isolate.

Google previewThe Languages of Japan (1990)

by Masayoshi Shibatani

Ainu is a so-called SOV language - a language in which the major constituents, subject, object and verb, occur in that order. The general pattern of modification and other features associated with basic word order are consistent with the ...

Google previewJapan at War: An Encyclopedia (2013)

An Encyclopedia by Louis G. Perez

Ainu leaders sometimes formed alliances and fought other groups to defend or expand territory or gain access to trading partners. The Kakizaki/Matsumae's desire to establish and maintain a trade monopoly on Hokkaido inevitably drew them ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups around the World, 2nd Edition (2016)

Ethnic and National Groups around the World by James B. Minahan

The Ainu probably inhabited the entire Japanese archipelago before the ancient invasions from mainland Asia. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries CE, Japanese colonizers moved into Ainu territory in northern Honshu. By the 1500s the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Asian Mythology (2001)

by David Leeming

The few Ainu who remain live in the northern islands. The essential dualism of Ainu mythology is expressed by a supreme deity in Heaven and evil deities who live in the world below. There is a fire goddess who presides over a kind of Last ...

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Small photo of CAMBODIA - CIRCA 1999: stamp printed by Cambodia, shows a dog?ainu ken) circa 1999Small photo of Wooden bear in The Ainu Museum at Hokkaido at HokkaidoSmall photo of Shiraoi, JAPAN, OCTOBER 12, 2014 - Performance in Ainu village listed in UNESCOSmall photo of Shiraoi, JAPAN, OCTOBER 12, 2014 - Ainu woman in Shiraoi Ainu Museum (Porotokotan)Small photo of Shiraoi, Japan - May 31, 2011: The Ainu Museum in Shiraoi, Hokkaido is one of the country's best museums about the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan.Small photo of HOKKAIDO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 17 : Ainu Woman sewing in Shiraoi Ainu Museum on November 17,2009 in Hokkaido, Japan. Shiraoi Ainu Museum called Porotokotan, is one of Hokkaido's better Ainu MuseumsSmall photo of Little girl on Ainu Museum in Shiraoi, Hokkaido is one of the country's best museums about the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan. More...

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Scrabble value of A1I1N1U1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of AINU

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