Saturday, December 3, 2011

What Does Ainu Mean?

The word Ainu means ‘human’ in the language but the actual definition of it has been a mystery until very recently! (Fukasawa, 1998).

Note: 'recently' was used when the book was published back in 1998 and because I have not been able to get a hold of more updated books, this is the term I will have to use. (Shucks).

Fukasawa, Yuriko
       1998    Ainu Archaeology as Ethnohistory: Iron technology among the Saru Ainu of Hokkaido, Japan, in the 17th Century. Oxford, England: British Archaeology Reports.

1 comment:

  1. What do you mean that it has been a mystery until recently? Would be interested to know.