The Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places you can visit in the Asia-Pacific region. As a formerly independent island kingdom, Okinawa has a unique cultural identity established through its rich history of trade between its neighbours, China and Japan. Its robust diplomatic ties meant that the Ryukyuan Kingdom trade routes …
The Ryukyuan Archipelago is home to ten mutually unintelligible languages, or shima kutuba
Ryukyuan languages are on the UNESCO list of endangered languages due to Japanese being used by the younger generations.