Along the coast were many Ainu huts inhabited by half-castes and by Japanese.
One can hardly find a single Ainu whose eyes are not ruined.
Those, either Ainu or half-castes, who practise it have learned it from the Japanese.
On this island the aborigines of Japan, called Ainu, now live.
The Ainu have no rules as to when the girls are to be operated on.
I saw a crowd of Ainu in the distance, and I hurried up to them.
Furthermore, save the weaving-loom, the Ainu possess no machinery of their own make.
Moreover, Ainu pack-saddles are perhaps the most uncomfortable of their kind.
Thus it is no easy matter to explain to an Ainu what is meant by "religion," by "divinities," and by "worship."
As in all Ainu villages, the huts are in one line, some few yards one from the other.
people native to northern Japan and far eastern Russia, 1819, from the Ainu self-designation, literally "man, human." Once considered to be Caucasian, based on their appearance; but DNA testing has disproven this. Their language is an isolate with no known relatives.