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Like most Bantu languages, Jita is tonal. A detailed analysis of Jita tone has been made by Downing (1990), (1996), and (2014).
- Downing, Laura J. (1990) Problems in Jita Tonology. University of Illinois PhD thesis.
- Downing, Laura J. (1996) The Tonal Phonology of Jita. Lincom Europa.
- Downing, Laura J. (2014) "Melodic verb tone patterns in Jita". In Africana Linguistica 20:101-119, January 2014.
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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