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A native or inhabitant of the Ryukyu Islands. Later also: the language spoken in the Ryukyu Islands, or any of its dialects; = "Ryukyu".
Of or relating to the Ryukyu Islands, its inhabitants, or their language.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Griffis (1843–1928). From the name of Ryukyu + -an.
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