This Proto-Ryukyuan entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Ryukyuan edit

Proto-Ryukyuan numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: *etu

Etymology edit

From Proto-Japonic *etu (five).

Numeral edit


  1. five

Descendants edit

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  • Northern Ryukyuan:
    • Kikai: (itsu)
    • Kunigami: (hichi)
    • Northern Amami-Oshima: (itsï)
    • Okinawan: (ichi)
    • Oki-No-Erabu: (ichi)
    • Southern Amami-Oshima: (itï)
    • Toku-No-Shima: (ïtsï)
    • Yoron: (ichi)
  • Southern Ryukyuan:
    • Miyako: (itsï)
    • Yaeyama: (itsï)
    • Yonaguni: (ichi)

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Japonic *etu (when).

Pronoun edit


  1. when

Descendants edit

  • Northern Ryukyuan:
  • Southern Ryukyuan: