Ainu fowk

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Ainu
AinuGroup.JPG
Group o Ainu fowk, 1902 photograph
Tot population
(The offeecial Japanese govrenment estimate is 25,000, awtho this number haes been disputit wi unoffeecial estimates o upwards o 200,000.[1]
109 (Russian Census of 2010)[2])
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Japan25,000–200,000
 Roushie109[3]–1,000  Kamchatka Krai: 94–900[3]
Leids
Historically Ainu an ither Ainu leids; the day, maist Ainu speak Japanese or Roushie.[4]
Releegion
Animism, Buddhism, Roushie Orthodox Christianity, Atheism
Relatit ethnic groups
Kamchadal, Ryukyuan fowk,[5]Yamato fowk

The Ainu or the Aynu (Ainu アィヌ Aynu; Japanese: アイヌ Ainu; Roushie: Айны Ajny), in the historical Japanese texts Ezo/Emishi/Ebisu (蝦夷) or Ainu (アイヌ), are an indigenous fowk o Japan (Hokkaido, an umwhile northeastren Honshu) an Roushie (Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands an umwhile the Kamchatka Peninsula).[6]

Mony Ainu the day hae been completely assimilated intae Japanese identity. The offeecial nummer o the Ainu is 25,000, but unoffeecially is estimatit at 200,000 due tae mony Ainu haein been completely assimilatit intae Japanese society as tae hae na knawledge o thair auncestry.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Poisson, B. 2002, The Ainu of Japan, Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, p. 5.
  2. http://www.gks.ru/free_doc/new_site/perepis2010/croc/Documents/Materials/pril3_dok2.xlsx
  3. 3.0 3.1 Russian Census 2010:_ Population by ethnicity (in Roushie)
  4. Gordon, Raymond G. Jr., ed. (2005). Ethnologue: Languages of the World (15th ed.). Dallas: SIL International. ISBN 1-55671-159-X. OCLC 224749653.. OCLC 60338097.
  5. "Ryukyuan, Ainu People Genetically Similar". Asian scientist. December 6, 2012.
  6. Shibatani, Masayoshi (1990). The languages of Japan. Cambridge University Press via Google Books. p. 3.