Toku-No-Shima

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A language of Japan

Population

5,100 (2004).

Location

Northern Okinawa; Toku-no-shima island.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Kametsu. Inherent intelligibility generally impossible, or very difficult, with Ryukyuan languages and Japanese [jpn].

Language Use

Younger generation has passive understanding but cannot speak it (Okamura 2010). Also use Japanese [jpn].