the Database of Endangered Languages of Japan

Welcome to the Database of Endangered Languages of Japan!
This database is an open-access database that offers linguistic and audio materials of many endangered languages and dialects spoken in Japan. The basic vocabulary page contains searchable basic vocabulary word lists of many dialects, each word being accompanied by its pronunciation by a native speaker. In the oral text page, you can enjoy many oral texts gathered in the field and provided with a full transcription and translation.


Video Library

  • The making of Yoron island's traditional cloth Bashofu