The Khitan language
(also known as Liao, Kitan [ISO 639-3]) is a now-extinct language once spoken by the Khitan people
. Khitan is believed to be generically related to Proto-Mongolic
It was written in Khitan script.
Works concerning Khitan
- Franks, H. (1976): "Two Chinese-Khitan Macaronic Poems." In: Heissig, W.-Krueger, J. R.-Oinas, F. J.-Schütz, E. (eds): Tradata Altaica. Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz.
- Qinge'ertai [Chinggeltei]-Yu Baolin-Chen Naixiong-Liu Fengzhu-Xin Fuli (1985): Qidan xiao zi yanjiu [A Study of the Khitan Small Script]. Beijing, Zhonguo shehui kexue chu-banshe.
- Vovin, Alexander (2003) "Once Again on Khitan Words in Chinese-Khitan Mixed Verses"
Acta Orientalia Scientificarum Academiae Hungaricae Volume 56, Numbers 2-4, pp. 237-244