🌏 Region(s): Ryukyu (Okinawa)
やまとぅんちゅ【大和人】 : yamatunchu | define meaning
- A term used to refer to all Japanese people who are not from the Ryukyu Islands or who do not have Ryukyuan blood ancestry.
Derived from やまとぅ【大和】 yamatu "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. And the person suffix んちゅ【人・ん人】 nchu.