noun, plural Ai·nus, (especially collectively) Ai·nu.
Examples from the Web for ainu
Tobuts, on the north side of the Tokachi, is the largest Ainu village in the district, and has as many as sixty huts.
And this we find to be the case, for the Ainu can distinguish objects a long way off, but they are dense as to minuti.
Yubets is a village of eighteen Ainu and three Japanese huts.
Musical instruments are more than rare among the Ainu; indeed, I saw only one, which is now in my own possession.
It is needless to say that the Ainu have no churches, no hotels, no hospitals, and no public buildings of any kind.
British Dictionary definitions for ainu
Word Origin for Ainu
Word Origin and History for ainu
people native to northern Japan and far eastern Russia, 1819, from the Ainu self-designation, literally "man, human." Once considered to be Caucasian, based on their appearance; but DNA testing has disproven this. Their language is an isolate with no known relatives.