🌏 Region(s): Ryukyu (Amami)
ないち【内地】 : naichi | define meaning
A term used to refer to the main portion of Japan North of the Amami Islands, including the islands of Kyushu, Shikoku, and Honshu; Mainland Japan; inner Japan; Japan proper.
nan wa naichi no hito?
"Are you (a person) from the mainland?"
Cognate to standard Japanese and Okinawan ないち【内地】 naichi, which was a term commonly used to distinguish the main portion of Japan from Okinawa and Hokkaido up until the end of World War II. Today, the term ほんど【本土】 hondo is preferred when distinguishing Japan proper from outlying areas.