Amami-Oshima, Southern

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A language of Japan

Alternate Names
Southern Amami-Osima
Population

1,800 (2004).

Location

North Okinawa; south Amami-Oshima, Kakeroma, Yoro, and Uke islands.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Inherent intelligibility low with other Ryukyuan languages and Japanese [jpn].

Language Use

Those over 50 use vernacular at home, but understand and use standard Japanese. Those 20–50 understand the vernacular, but mainly speak Japanese. Mainly older adults.