Kiyortzani Language

Kiyortzani
Itikovi-Kiyortzani
Pronunciation['itikovi 'kijort͡sani]
Native toKiyortza
Riyaki Script
Official status
Official language in
Kiyortza
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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     Regions where Itikovi is the majority language
     Regions where Itikovi is a minority language (>30%)
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Itikovi-Kiyortzani, more commonly referred to as simply Kiyortzani, is a Kiyortzani language first spoken by the Itikov in modern day central Kiyortza, later to spread into the widely spoken language it is today. The language is named after the Itikovi, a Central Kiyortzani people group, initially settled on the banks of the Itikov River. Both names stem from Iti Kova, or "Buffalo Falls", the name of a prominent waterfall in the region. Itikovi is most closely related to Riyaki, while throughout history it has been heavily influenced by various now-extinct branches of the Kiyortzani language family, the most prominent being that of Piskatri and Loryisi.

While it has few surviving relatives, its relative simplicity as a language alongside heavy Kiyortzani influence in global trade throughout the 18th and early 19th century has allowed it to become a widely spoken language in many parts of Anteria.

History

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Alphabet

Natively, Itikovi uses the Western Thuadian Riyaki Script, making use of 25 characters within the script, though additional characters are used to varying frequencies for foreign names and loanwords. Internationally, Latin Script is commonly used in place of Riyaki Script, in which macron accents are used for certain unique characters used in Kiyortzani languages.

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Phonology

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