Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language.

Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?

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7 Responses to Language quiz

  1. David Eger says:

    West or Central African. I hear a few portuguese-sounding words in there, which may well just be incidental phonetic similarities. But, for the sake of argument, I’m going to guess that it is spoken in Angola.

  2. Roger Bowden says:

    I think West African but further south perhaps Namibia or Botswana but the only certainty is that it is African and it is not a song.

  3. Daydreamer says:

    No idea which particular language it is, but a guess that it could spoken in West Africa ranging from Côte d’Ivoire to Cameroun.

  4. Simon says:

    Here’s a clue – this language is spoken mainly in Zambia.

  5. Alex says:

    Definitely a bantu language. Is it Lamba ?

  6. P. says:

    Could it be Lozi?

  7. Simon says:

    P. is right – the answer is Lozi (siLozi), a Bantu language spoken mainly in southwestern Zambia.

    The recording comes from the GRN.