Name the language

Here’s a recording in a mystery language.

Do you know or can you guess which language it’s in and where it’s spoken?

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11 Responses to Name the language

  1. That’s Papiamento, the creole spoken on the Lesser Antilles.

  2. Kate says:

    I was gonna say it sounds little like Portuguese. Damn, you’re good, Blinde!

  3. Will says:

    I understand/recognize most of it as Spanish, but some is a little odd. Maybe a spanish creole? Maybe in the Pacific or the Philippines?

  4. It sounds like a mixture of Spanish/Portuguese and Dutch. So I’ll go with Blinde Schildpad’s answer.

  5. renato says:

    No doubt, it is Papiamento spoken in Caribean ABC (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao) specialy in Aruba.

  6. Trond Engen says:

    Iberian Romance with lots of Dutch names pronounced in Dutch and a few Caribbean references. It must be Papiamento.

  7. Petréa Mitchell says:

    I’m hearing half Spanish, half something unintelligible with lots of reduplication, and a sprinkling of Germanic. I’ve never heard of Papiamento before, but reading up on it just now, that sounds plausible.

  8. d.m.falk says:

    Not gonna challenge this one, since I think everyone’s got it. :) Lots of references to “WWW”, though- Must be something about the internet. :)

    d.m.f.

  9. I would guess this snippet comes from a Papiamento radio station in the Netherlands: the story is about the recent municipal elections in The Hague and the resulting problems in forming a coalition with or without the participation of the PVV (a new right-wing party that seems to think floods, unusual cold spells and the decline of the red squirrel are equally caused by ‘islamisation’).

  10. Simon says:

    The answer is Papiamento (Papiamentu), which is spoken in the Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba).

    The recording comes from Radio Nederland Wereldomroep

  11. Rodrigo says:

    It’s Papiamento. “PVV” is pronounced exactly as in Dutch. Mostly Spanish Words, a few Portuguese words. The order of the words seems like a creóle. The only Dutch + Spanish creóle I know: Papiamento :)