Ilit language

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Native to Eritrea, Ethiopia
Ethnicity Kunama
Native speakers
1,000 (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 (included in kun)
Glottolog ilit1242[1]

Ilit (Iiliit) is a divergent variety of Kunama that is mutually unintelligible enough to be considered a distinct language. It is spoken by the Kunama people who straddle the western EritreanEthiopian border.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ilit". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.