Ilwana language

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Ilwana
Malakote
Kiwilwana
Native to Kenya
Region Tana River District
Native speakers
17,000 (2009 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mlk
Glottolog ilwa1237[2]
E.701[3]

Ilwana (Kiwilwana), or Malakote, is a minor Bantu language of Kenya. Arends et al. state that it is a mixed language from c. 1650 of Bantu Ilwana and Cushitic Oromo.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ilwana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ilwana". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Arends, Muysken, & Smith (1995), Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction