Ainu language learning materials
What is Ainu?
Ainu, or more precisely Hokkaido Ainu, is a language spoken by the Ainu people on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. There are only a few elderly members who speak Ainu so the status of the language is critically endangered. However there are some attempts to revive Ainu language in Japan.
List of Ainu resources
Language journal for Ainu
Fill in the blanks vocabulary notebook for Ainu: https://amzn.to/3X7Mg6Z
The first resource is our "fill in the blanks" notebook, which is a better option than a blank journal. There are 68 topics and over 2500 words on the left pages in English and you need to write yourself the Ainu translations beside the English words on the blank space. The right pages are empty so you can add there relevant content to you about the given topic, for example more vocabulary, grammar notes, dialogues, etc.
Cover of the notebook
Example of the structure of the notebook
Handbook of the Ainu language: https://amzn.to/3yLY591
Materials for the study of the Ainu language and folklore: https://amzn.to/3yJO8Jr
The language of Japan: https://theswissbay.ch/pdf/Books/Linguistics/Mega%20linguistics%20pack/Other/Ainu%20language%20%28Shibatani%29.pdf
An Ainu-English-Japanese dictionary: https://amzn.to/3YVxNfm
An Ainu-English-Japanese dictionary (ebook): https://archive.org/details/ainuenglishjapan00batcuoft/page/n41/mode/1up?ref=ol&view=theater
Language Hokkaido Ainu: http://northeuralex.org/languages/ain
Ainu Grammar: https://amzn.to/3yOjRsJ
A grammar of the Ainu language (ebook): https://docs.google.com/file/d/1mCQQkDUorY_yGTh_6ECqYiX2UjtzGt7ZjH9ZdvbpwHPn2cBzBmKB8HDpWxZw/edit
Babelbible Ainu Grammar (ebook): http://www.babelbible.net/batdic/grammar.pdf
Ainu for Beginners: https://unilang.org/course.php?res=58
Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People: https://amzn.to/3lmDYLw
Beyond Ainu Studies: https://amzn.to/3ZVrQA9
The Song the Owl God Sang: https://amzn.to/3TpEXqR
The Conquest of Ainu Lands: https://amzn.to/3Tnkkf6
Beginner Ainu: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shex.beginnerainu&hl=en_US&gl=US
Preserving the endangered Ainu language with Mara Budgen:
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