| Ki / Qi|
Kisu keilu / Qisu kiilu
|Pronunciation||[ˈkʰisu͍ ˈkʰeɪ̯ɾu͍] / [ˈqʰisu͍ ˈqʰɪːɾu͍]|
|Spoken in:||Baranxtu, Otea|
|Region:||International Democratic Union|
| Writing system:
Marani syllabary, Ki abudiga
| Official language in:
ŊD, KI, SI
|Regulated by:|| Board of the Language of Qi of Otea |
Institute for the Ki language in Baranxtu
The Ki / Qi language (Kisu keilu/Qisu kiilu), usually simply called Ki/Qi, is a Marani language spoken in Otea and Baranxtu, primarily its southwest. With an estimated 46.7 million native speakers, it is the strongest surviving Marani language. Before the arrival of Baranxtiman settlers, it was the lingua franca of much of Otea and western and southern Baranxtu.
There are two standard versions of Ki. Kiruan Ki is used in Baranxtu in the variety most commonly taught abroad, and has approximately 31.5 million native speakers. Otean Qi is used in Otea and the variety taught in Cikoutimi and Jonquiere-Tadoussac, and has approximately 15.2 million native speakers. The two standard varieties show some minor differences in phonology, grammar, and syntax, and larger differences in vocabulary (though most of them are due to the different foreign influences the Ki speaking areas have been subjected to over the last century).
In addition, there are a number of dialects which can differ quite a lot from the standard varieties.
|Languages of Baranxtu|
|Asvānēica | Baranxeï | Baranxtuan Sign Language | English | French | Nidajii|
|Baranxtuan French | Cikoutim|