Definitions for ainuˈaɪ nu

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  1. Ainu(n.)

    One of a peculiar race found primarily in Hokkaido, in the northern part of the empire of Japan, the Kurile Islands, and nearby. They are believed to be the native inhabitants of the Japanese islands. The Ainus are stout and short, with hairy bodies. Also called Aino and hairy Ainu.

  2. Origin: [Said to be the native name for man.]


  1. Ainu(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Ainu ethnic group or their language.

  2. Ainu(ProperNoun)

    An ethnic group on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

  3. Ainu(ProperNoun)

    The endangered language spoken by the Ainu ethnic group, generally considered a language isolate with no known relation to other languages.

  4. Origin: From Ainu アイヌ (aynu)


  1. Ainur

    The Ainur are the immortal spirits existing before Creation in J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe. These were the first beings made of the thought of Eru Ilúvatar.

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