, or Kayliñña
: ካይላ kāylā
, for the people, Ge'ez: ካይልኛ kāylññā
, Kayla, Amharic
, and Tigrinya
for the Kayla language) is one of two closely related Agaw dialects
formerly spoken by a subgroup of the Beta Israel
). The name is sometimes also used as a cover term for all Beta Israel Agaw dialects. It is known only from unpublished notes by Faïtlovich written in the Ge'ez alphabet
, recently studied by Appleyard, and may be intermediate between the western and central branches of Agaw. It appears to be extinct.
- "Kaïliña a "new" Agaw dialect and its implications for Agaw dialectology". In Voice and Power. The Culture of Language in North-East Africa. Ed. by R.J. Hayward & I. Lewis. pp. 1-19. London, SOAS. 1996 (March). ISBN 0-7286-0257-1.
- David Appleyard, "Preparing a Comparative Agaw Dictionary", in ed. Griefenow-Mewis & Voigt, Cushitic & Omotic Languages: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium Berlin, Mar. 17-19, 1994, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Köln 1996. ISBN 3-927620-28-9.