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#333767 - 04/11/07 02:20 PM Uchinaaguchi language lessons
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#333768 - 04/11/07 02:24 PM Re: Uchinaaguchi language lessons [Re: Ed_Morris]
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I feel pretty dumb. I thought Okinawans all spoke Japanese.

Good find Ed.
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#333769 - 04/11/07 03:19 PM Re: Uchinaaguchi language lessons [Re: MattJ]
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Matt, most do. and Japanese is the only language taught in their school system now. go back one generation and most Okinawans were bilingual. go back a gen after that and most spoke Hogen (Okinawan 'dialect' quite different from Japanese).

Ryukyu language has been dying and is all but nearly gone.

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#333770 - 04/11/07 10:33 PM Re: Uchinaaguchi language lessons [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Ed,

Great find. Okinawa BBTV always comes up with something new.
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