Essay about Indigenous People

1904 Words Jul 4th, 2012 8 Pages
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[Date] Ainu of Japan

The indigenous people of Japan and Russia are called Ainu. Ainu is also referred as Aino, Aynu and Ezo in ancient text. The history showed that they spoke Ainu language and other varieties of languages. They lived mostly in Hokkaido, the Kuril Islands, and Sakhalin. The people who still called them Ainu live in those regions. The exact number of the population of Ainu is still unknown. There are confusing and conflicting issues with Ainu due to mixed heritages, which result in hiding their identities. There is much intermarriage in Japan, which causes the loss of identities of real Ainu. The official estimates of the population of Ainu are
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This service is produced by the Endangered Languages of the Pacific Rim Project, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas, the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. This website contains video and audio materials and literature. There are references given in that site for learning, writing, dictionary and other materials to learn Ainu language. The website is updated till November, 2008.
Every day in our life brings new concepts of technology. There is no house and organization in our society, which is without computer. Information technology is playing tremendous role in valuing our lives and societies. Indigenous people understand these factors in order to live in today’s era, which is so fast. There is also a conflict in Ainu about the internet. There is a group who think that Internet is the service to them as it helps in protecting and improving their life styles. The other people think that Internet is the reflection of the capitalist’s ideas of modern society.
PEOPLElink also provide facilities to keep in touch through the internet and web space training. The internet provides the facility of space for Ainu to share their culture by sharing photos, videos, history and other stuff related to their tradition. This will help a new generation in Japan to

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