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琉球語派. Indigenous languages of the Ryūkyū Islands, including Okinawan (ウチナーグチ, 沖縄語), Miyako (ミャークフツ・スマフツ, 宮古口・島口), Yaeyama (ヤイマムニ, 八重山物言) and others. These languages are distinct from Japanese and are not to be confused with local dialects of Japanese such as Okinawan Japanese (ウチナーヤマトグチ, 沖縄大和口, 沖縄弁) which is Japanese as spoken by the people of Okinawa Prefecture.

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