The Ryukyu Kinrick (Japanese: 琉球王国 Ryūkyū Ōkoku; Ryukyuan: 琉球國 Ruuchuu-kuku; traditeeonal Cheenese: 琉球國; simplifeed Cheenese: 琉球国; pinyin: Liúqiú Guó; historical Inglis name: Lewchew, Luchu) wis an independent kinrick which ruled maist o the Ryukyu Islands frae the 15t century tae the 19t century. The Keengs o Ryukyu unified Okinawa Island an extendit the kinrick tae the Amami Islands in modren-day Kagoshima Prefectur, an the Sakishima Islands near Taiwan. Despite its smaa size, the kinrick played a central role in the maritime trade networks o medieval East an Sootheast Asie.

Ryukyu Kinrick

琉球國
1429–1879
Ryal Crest o Ryukyu
Ryal Crest
Ryukyu orthographic.svg
CaipitalShuri
Common leidsRyukyuan (native leids), Classical Cheenese
Releegion
native Ryukyuan releegion, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism
GovrenmentMonarchy
King (国王) 
• 1429–1439
Shō Hashi
• 1477–1526
Shō Shin
• 1587–1620
Shō Nei
• 1848–1879
Shō Tai
Sessei (摂政) 
• 1666–1673
Shō Shōken
Kokushi (国司) 
• 1751–1752
Sai On
LegislaturShuri Ō-fu (首里王府), Sanshikan (三司官)
History 
• Unification
1429
Aprile 5, 1609
1871
• Annexed bi Japan
Mairch 11 1879
Aurie
2,271 km2 (877 sq mi)
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Hokuzan
Chūzan
Nanzan
Kagoshima Prefectur
Okinawa Prefectur
The day pairt o Japan
¹ Ming an Qing dynasties.

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Coordinates: 26°12′N 127°41′E / 26.200°N 127.683°E / 26.200; 127.683