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Old September 6th, 2017, 10:08 AM   #1

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The Ainu may be the original people of Japan. I'd like to learn more about them, and the debate going on between Japan's scholars and the rest of the world's about who originally occupied Japan.
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The Ainu may be the original people of Japan. I'd like to learn more about them, and the debate going on between Japan's scholars and the rest of the world's about who originally occupied Japan.
They are not the original people of Japan. They are *descendents* of the Jomon period inhabitants, but they are not the same group, certainly not linguistically - there was more than one Ainu (aboriginal) language spoken in the islands, and the modern language is the only survivor. There History also records Emishi faimilies being absorbed into Japanese nobility.
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