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

Kayliñña (Tigrinya and Amharic: ካይልኛ, romanizedkāyliññā) is one of two Agaw languages formerly spoken by a subgroup of the Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews). It is a dialect of Qimant. The name Kayla (ካይላ) 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 It is known only from unpublished notes by Jacques Faitlovitch written in the Ge'ez script, recently studied by David Appleyard. It is preserved by the Beta Israel today.

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