Yoron

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A language of Japan

Population

950 (2004).

Location

North central Okinawa; Yoron island.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Inherent intelligibility generally impossible, or very difficult, with Ryukyuan languages and Japanese [jpn]. Lexical similarity: Ryukyu languages 62%–70% with Tokyo dialect of Japanese [jpn].

Language Use

Mainly adults. Also use Japanese [jpn].