Kili language

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Kili
Kur-Urmi
Native to Russia, China
Native speakers
unknown (40 cited 1989–1990)[citation needed]
Tungusic
  • Northern?
    • Evenki group
      • Kili
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog kila1238[1]

Kili (Kirin, Kila), known as Hezhe or more specifically Qileen (奥罗克 Qílēi'ēn) in Chinese and also as the Kur-Urmi dialect of Nanai, is a Tungusic language of Russia and China. Nanai is a Southern Tungusic language, and Kili has traditionally been considered one of the diverse dialects of Nanai, but it "likely belongs to the northern group".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kila". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Alexander Vovin, "Tungusic Languages", in the Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2006