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This front matter section of this book titled The Kitan Language and Script contains the table of contents and preface. The book has presented what is currently generally accepted about the Kitan language and scripts amongst the community of researchers in this field. Over the years, many interpretations, suggestions, comparisons with other languages and so on have been generally accepted, many have not. Generally speaking, only the former have been included in this book, with some exceptions noted in passing. The language was very likely distantly related to Mongolian, with two quite different scripts in use.

Keywords: Kitan Language; Mongolian



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