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  • proper n. An Altaic language of China with elements of Turkic grammar and Iranian vocabulary. (Not related to the Ainu of Hokkaido.)


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  • About three miles, however, to the northwest is the admirable Bay of 'Aynu'nah, unknown to the charts.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • The north-eastern end of the little gulf is the Gád (Jád), or Mersá of El-Khuraybah, before described as the port of 'Aynu'nah.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • (Aynu-l-adamar), the “Fountain of Tears,” mentioned by

    The Alhambra

  • Look at Japan, pretty much the poster-child for demographic homogeneity: in addition to Aynu itak, Ryukyuan, and Korean, there's a dozen different dialects of Japanese itself.

    The Volokh Conspiracy


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