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うちなーんちゅ【沖縄人】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

uchinaanchu [ʔut͡ɕinaːn̩t͡ɕu]

Definition

Noun

  1. An inhabitant of Okinawa Island or, by extension, Okinawa Prefecture; an Okinawan (person); Okinawan people
  2. A person who speaks the Okinawan language

Etymology

Derived from うちなー【沖縄】 uchinaa, the local pronunciation of Okinawa, the genitive particle ん n, and the noun suffix (っ)ちゅ【人】 -(t)chu, meaning "person, people".

意味:おきなわのひと【沖縄の人】、おきなわじん【沖縄人】

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