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1) Ainu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ainu, (i´noo) (KEY) , aborigines of Japan who may be descended from a Caucasoid people who once lived in N Asia. More powerful invaders from the Asian mainland gradually...

2) Ainu. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. Ainu or Aiˇnus1. A member of an indigenous people of Japan, now inhabiting parts of Hokkaido, Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands. 2. The language...

3) Chapter 52. Killing the Divine Animal. § 5. Killing the Sacred Bear. Frazer, Sir James George. 1922. The Golden Bough
...DOUBT also hangs at first sight over the meaning of the bear-sacrifice offered by the Aino or Ainu, a primitive people who are found in the Japanese island of Yezo...

4) b. Ethnology. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...similar to Chinese and Koreans, perhaps with some Southeast Asian contributions as well; the Ainu (a Caucasoidlike people) originally inhabited the northeastern half...

5) shogun. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...794 and originally meant commander of the imperial armies who led the campaigns against the Ainu in N Japan. The shogunate as a military administrative system was...

6) Hokkaido. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...cities. Kushiro is the main port for E Hokkaido. The island was originally inhabited by Ainu, aborigines of uncertain ancestry. Until 1800 the Ainu outnumbered the...

7) 754. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...witnessed the conquest of much of northern Honshu in a prolonged border struggle with the Ainu. After several initial failures, the natives of this region, both Ainu...

8) Ryukyu Islands. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...most of the exports. The inhabitants speak a language said to be related to that of the Ainu. The islands were the site of an ancient independent kingdom that had...

9) native. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...is native rather than coming or being brought in from elsewhere: an indigenous crop; the Ainu, a people indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan. Something...

10) Japan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...or Mongoloid, with some Malay and Indonesian admixture. One of the earliest groups, the Ainu, who still persist to some extent in Hokkaido, are physically somewhat...

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