Definitions for ryukyuan
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ryu′kyu Is′landsriˈu kyu(n.pl.)
a chain of Japanese islands in the W Pacific between Japan and Taiwan. 1,235,000; 1205 sq. mi. (3120 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
a member of the Japanese people living on the Ryukyu Islands southwest of Japan
the language (related to Japanese) that is spoken by the people of the Ryukyu Islands
A native or inhabitant of Ryukyu.
The traditional language of Ryukyu, now predominantly replaced by Japanese.