Ainu people

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A group of the Ainu peoples.

The Ainu are the native population of northern Japan. Ainu is also a term for a their culture[1] and language[2] in the Ezo region.[3]

Area of the Ainu

Their ancestors the Jōmon people came from Central Asia to Japan, long ago.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Batchelor, John. (1902). Sea-Girt Yezo: Glimpses at Missionary Work in North Japan, pp. 7-8.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ainu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 113.
  3. Nussbaum, "Ezo" at p. 184.
  4. Denoon, Donald; Hudson, Mark; McCormack, Gavan (2001-11-20). Multicultural Japan: Palaeolithic to Postmodern. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521003629.

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