[ ahy-noo ]
/ ˈaɪ nu /

noun, plural Ai·nus, (especially collectively) Ai·nu.

a member of an aboriginal population of northernmost Japan, having lighter skin and hairier bodies than other Japanese.
the language of the Ainus. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for ainu

/ (ˈaɪnuː) /


plural -nus or -nu a member of the aboriginal people of Japan, now mostly intermixed with Mongoloid immigrants whose skin colour is more yellowish
the language of this people, sometimes tentatively associated with Altaic, still spoken in parts of Hokkaido and elsewhere

Word Origin for Ainu

Ainu: man
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