ぴーぴじゃー : piipijaa | define meaning
Region: Ryukyu (Okinawa: Kudaka)
- Goat; domesticated goat
Attested in the Konkoukenshuu (混効験集, 1711), "Words of the Royal Palace", under the spellings ひヽじや fifijiya (#3 p. 4) and ひじや fijiya (#2 p. 15), and given the Japanese definition 【羊】 "sheep; goat". Later attested under the spelling feéja (fíja) in the 1818 Vocabulary of the language spoken at the Great Loo-Choo island in the Japan Sea, by Herbert John Clifford. Cognate with standard Japanese ひつじ【羊】 hitsuji "sheep", also used to mean "goat" until the late 19th century.