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やまとぅぐち【大和口】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

yamatuguchi [jamatugut͡ɕi]

Definition

Noun

  1. Used to refer the the Japanese language as spoken in mainland Japan: Standard Japanese; mainland Japanese.

Etymology

Ultimately from やまと【大和】 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. Suffixed with ぐち【口】 guchi "language; dialect; speech".

意味:ひょうじゅんご【標準語】、にほんご・にっぽんご【日本語】

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