Kiliwa (Koléew Ñaja’)

Kiliwa is a Yuman-Cochimí language spoken in the state of Baja California in northern Mexico. In 2018 there were just four speakers of Kiliwa, which is also known as Kiliwi, Ko’lew or Quiligua. Most Kiliwa people speak Paipai, a related language.

Kiliwa is recognized as a national language in Mexico. No efforts are currently being made to revitalize Kiliwa. Kiliwa is rarely written, although a dictionary and grammar have been produced.

Kiliwa alphabet and pronunciation

Kiliwa alphabet and pronunciation

An acute accent is used in Kiliwa, possibly to show stress.

Download an alphabet chart for Kiliwa

Sample videos in and about Kiliwa

Links

Information about Kiliwa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiliwa_language
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idioma_kiliwa
http://www.native-languages.org/kiliwa.htm
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/klb
https://www.vjf.cnrs.fr/sedyl/amerindia/articles/pdf/A_37_1_03.pdf
https://aulex.org/es-klb/

Yuman languages

Cocopah, Ipai, Kiliwa, Kumeyaay, Maricopa, Mojave, Paipai, Quechan, Tiipai

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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