adjective or noun see Ryukyu Islands

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ryukyuan — may refer to:*Ryukyuan people, the people of the Ryukyu Islands *Ryukyuan languages, the languages of the people of the Ryūkyū Islands …   Wikipedia

  • Ryukyuan — /ree ooh kyooh euhn, ryooh /, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Ryukyu. 2. the group of dialects spoken in the Ryukyu Islands, related to Japanese. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ryukyu. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ryukyuan — noun a) A native or inhabitant of Ryukyu. b) The traditional language of Ryukyu, now predominantly replaced by Japanese …   Wiktionary

  • ryukyuan — ryu·kyu·an …   English syllables

  • Ryukyuan — noun 1. a member of the Japanese people living on the Ryukyu Islands southwest of Japan • Hypernyms: ↑Japanese, ↑Nipponese 2. the language (related to Japanese) that is spoken by the people of the Ryukyu Islands • Regions: ↑Japan, ↑Nippon, ↑Nihon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ryukyuan music — (琉球音楽, Ryūkyū ongaku?), or Okinawan music (沖縄音楽, Okinawa ongaku?), is the music of the …   Wikipedia

  • Ryukyuan people — Five Ryukyuan men, Meiji period. Regions with significant populations …   Wikipedia

  • Ryukyuan religion — is the indigenous belief system of the Ryukyu Islands. While specific legends and traditions may vary slightly from place to place and island to island, the Ryukyuan religion is generally characterized by ancestor worship and the respecting of… …   Wikipedia

  • Ryukyuan lacquerware — is one of the chief artistic products of the Ryukyu Islands (today Okinawa Prefecture of Japan), and represents a form and style of lacquerware which is distinct from that of the surrounding cultures. Though distinct in its own ways, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • Ryukyuan Music — is the traditional music of Ryūkyū Kingdom (pre Japanese Okinawa) Instrumentation The Ryukyu instruments includes drum, which is found in various forms. Flutes are also found in throughout as well as the swung ondo rhythm.The instrument that… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”