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やまとぅんちゅ【大和人】 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

yamatunchu
[jamatun̩t͡ɕu]

Definition

Noun
  1. A term used to refer to all Japanese people who are not from the Ryukyu Islands or who do not have Ryukyuan blood ancestry.

Etymology

Derived from やまとぅ【大和】 yamatu "Yamato", a name originally used to refer to the area around Sakurai City in the prefecture of Nara, later extended to the people inhabiting most of Northern Kyushu and Western Japan, and ultimately used to refer to all of mainland Japan. And the person suffix んちゅ【人・ん人】 nchu.

意味:ほんどのひと【本土の人】、ないちじん【内地人】、にほんじん・にっぽんじん【日本人】

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