[aka Kikai, Kunigami, Northern Amami-Oshima]

Classification: Japonic


severely endangered

Language metadata

Kikai, Kunigami, Northern Amami-Oshima, Oki-no-Erabu, Southern Amami-Oshima, Toku-no-Shima, Yoron, Ryukyuan, Oshima, Osima, Oosima, Northern Ryukyuan, Amami-Osima, Okinoerabu, Okierabu, Tokunosima, 奄美語, 奄美方言, 国頭語, 国頭方言, Shimayumuta, 島口, シマユムタ

Japonic, Ryukyuan, Northern Ryukyuan

kzg, xug, ryn, okn, ams, tkn, yox

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Pellard (2015), whose classification is used here, considers Okinawan and Amami to be separate. According to Niinaga (2015), Northern Okinawan dialects are grouped together with Amami dialects.

According to other analyses, the Amami language consists of Kikai (kzg), Kunigami (xug), Northern Amami-Oshima (ryn), Oki-no-Erabu (okn), Southern Amami-Oshima (ams), Toku-no-Shima (tkn), and Yoron (yox).

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