Amami language facts for kids
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|Region||Amami Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture|
Southern Amami Ōshima
Amami is in the northern group of the Ryukyuan languages, along with Okinawan and Kunigami. There are many dialect groups of the Amami language: Amami Ōshima, Kikai, Southern Amami Ōshima, Okinoerabu, Yoron and Tokunoshima. The dialects of Yoron and Okinoerabu may actually be a part of the Kunigami language.
Most Amami speakers are elderly, and younger Amami locals mainly speak Japanese.
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