Kili language

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Native to Russia, China
Native speakers
(40 cited 1989–1990)[citation needed]
  • Northern?
    • Evenki group
      • Kili
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog kile1243[1]

Kili (Kirin, Kila), known as Hezhe or more specifically Qileen (奇勒恩 Qílè'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]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kilen". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Alexander Vovin, "Tungusic Languages", in the Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2006

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