Pronunciation: (rē-OO'kyOO-un, ryOO'-), [key]
1. a native or inhabitant of Ryukyu.
2. the group of dialects spoken in the Ryukyu Islands, related to Japanese.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ryukyu.
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