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Kayla
Kayliñña
Native toEthiopia
RegionAmhara Region, Tigray Region
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologkayl1240

Kayla, or Kayliñña (Ge'ez: ካይላ kāylā, for the people, Ge'ez: ካይልኛ kāylññā, Kayla, Amharic, and Tigrinya for the language) is one of two Agaw dialects formerly spoken by a subgroup of the Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews). It is a dialect of Qimant. The name Kayla is sometimes also used as a cover term for both Beta Israel dialects. It is known only from unpublished notes by Jacques Faitlovitch written in the Ge'ez alphabet, recently studied by David Appleyard. It is preserved by the Beta Israel today.

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