Definitions for ainuˈaɪ nu

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Ai•nuˈaɪ nu(n.)(pl.)-nus; -nu.

  1. a member of a people of E Asia, who lived in recent historical times on Hokkaido, S Sakhalin, and the Kurile Islands.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the language of the Ainus, not closely affiliated with any other language.

    Category: Peoples


  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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