Irabu Island (伊良部島 Irabu-jima) (Miyako: Irav), is an island in Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The island is connected to Miyako Island by a 3,540-metre-long (11,610 ft) bridge, which was completed in January 2015 . There are multiple language variants spoken on the island: Nakachi-Irabu, Kuninaka, Sawada-Nakahama, and Sarahama (which is a variant of Ikema language spoken by descendants of emigrants from Ikema Island).
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Irabu Island is to the west of Miyako Island
|Area||29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||89.0 m (292 ft)|
- "第一 指定離島 島しょ 人口" (PDF). Okinawa Prefecture (in Japanese). pp. ４. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
- "伊良部島", Retrieved on 13 January 2018.
- Heinrich, Patrick; Miyara, Shinsho; Shimoji, Michinori (Feb 17, 2015). Handbook of the Ryukyuan Languages: History, Structure, and Use. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 405–406.
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