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なーくんちゅ【宮古人】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

naakunchu

Definition

Noun

  1. People who inhabit the Miyako Islands located south of the Okinawa Islands; Miyako people; Miyakoans

Etymology

Derived from the name みやこ【宮古】 miyako by way of vowel raising (ko > ku), palatalization and vowel length compensation (miya > myaa), and nasal shift (my > ny > n). Suffixed by the genitive particle ん n, and the noun suffix ちゅ【人】 -chu, meaning "person, people".

意味:みやこのひと【宮古の人】、みやこじん【宮古人】

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