Like most Bantu languages, Jita is tonal. A detailed analysis of Jita tone has been made by Downing (1990), (1996), and (2014).
- Downing, Laura J. (1990) Problems in Jita Tonology. University of Illinois PhD thesis.
- Downing, Laura J. (1996) The Tonal Phonology of Jita. Lincom Europa.
- Downing, Laura J. (2014) "Melodic verb tone patterns in Jita". In Africana Linguistica 20:101-119, January 2014.