Maehira Bôshô was a Ryukyuan scholar-official known in particular as an English-language interpreter.
Originally from Kinjô Village in Shuri, Maehira studied at the Ryukyuan National Academy. When the HMS Lyra arrived in Ryûkyû in 1816, captained by Basil Hall, Maehira, alongside Anniya Seiho, helped to receive Hall and his men. Maehira had studied English for a brief period, and played a role in receiving British ships in the 18th century as well.
- "Maehira Bôshô," Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia, Ryukyu Shimpo, 2003.