Miyakoan language

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Miyakoan language
宮古口
Native toOkinawa Prefecture, Japan
RegionMiyako Islands
EthnicityMiyakoan people
Native speakers
10,000-15,000
Dialects
  • Miyako Island
  • Ōgami
  • Ikema-Irabu
Language codes
ISO 639-3mvi
Miyako map.jpg

The Miyakoan language (宮古口/ミャークフツ Myākufutsu/Myākufutsї [mjaːkufutss̩] or 島口/スマフツ Sumafutsu/Sїmafutsї) is a Ryukyuan language spoken in the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.[1][2]

As most of its speakers are over the age of 60, it's assumed that Miyako has anywhere between 10,000-15,000 speakers.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Miyako | Languages In Danger". Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  2. "UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in danger". www.unesco.org. Retrieved 2020-02-18.