Oki-No-Erabu

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A language of Japan

Population

3,200 (2004).

Location

North central Okinawa; Oki-no-erabu island.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

East Oki-No-Erabu, West Oki-No-Erabu. Inherent intelligibility generally impossible, or very difficult, with Ryukyuan languages and Japanese [jpn]. Dialect differences noticeable, but communication not impossible. Ryukyuan languages are 62%-70% cognate with Tokyo dialect of Japanese. Ryukyu languages are 62%–70% cognate with Tokyo dialect of Japanese [jpn].

Language Use

Mainly adults. Also use Japanese [jpn].