Name the country

In which country might you hear these languages?

These are both minority languages in this country, one of them is indigenous, the other was first brought to the country by immigrants in the 17th

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12 Responses to Name the country

  1. Guido Reitz says:

    Language 1 sounds like an Eskimo language.

    Language 2 is apparently a variant of Gaelic.

    The only country where both these languages can be found is Canada.
    There’s an old enclave of Scottish Gaelic speakers in the province of Nova Scotia.
    The Eskimo language may be Labrador Inuktitut.

  2. Aaron says:

    I’m going to agree with Canada, the as the second one is definitely Gaelic, and the only country that it is spoken in where it isn’t indigenous is Canada.

  3. Logan says:

    The second language is Afrikaans (which evolved from the language that Dutch settlers brought with them when they settled in South Africa).

    As for the first language… no idea. Ndebele? Xhosa?

  4. Podolsky says:

    It looks to me that No. 1 is Saami and No. 2 Swedish. The country is Finland.

  5. Evans Knight says:

    i will say that the first did strike me as Bantu when i first heard it, but even though it has glottals and click-esque sounds, it just doesn’t sound right. and the secodn definitely isn’t afrikaans. I agree with Gaelic.

  6. Evans Knight says:

    nor is it swedish.

  7. Declan says:

    The second is not very gaelic sounding to me but then I can only speak Irish. I thought I heard “schon” at the end there which would indicate that it is Germanic.

  8. Nikki says:

    My first thoughts were Finland (Sami/Swedish), since I couldn’t think of anything else, but the dates don’t match. I like the South Africa suggestion more.

  9. d.m.falk says:

    I’ll have to agree with Canada.

    d.m.f.

  10. Trevor C says:

    The answer is without a doubt: Canada. Language number one is Inuktitut, language number two is Gaelic. I have absolutely no doubts, because I recognize the Inuktitut news-broadcaster’s voice. I’ve seen her on Canada’s indigenous channel when I visited my Canadian uncle. Her voice is unmistakable. Also, I have listened to Inuktitut a lot and can recognize it pretty easily.
    There is no way I’m wrong.

  11. Simon says:

    Language 1 is Inuktitut and comes from the Igalaaq newscast on CBC.

    Language 2 is Scottish Gaelic and comes from Radio nan GĂ idhael.

    The country is Canada, where Scottish Gaelic was the third most widely spoken language, after English and French, in the 19th century. Today only a few hundred people still speak it.