Language quiz

Here is a recording of a mystery language which is spoken in a number of countries in Africa. Can you work out what language it is?

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6 Responses to Language quiz

  1. doctrellor says:

    very interesting recording…

    5 vowels, didn’t hear any NC clusters, didn’t hear any “special” things like clicks or ejectives…

    it sounded like a passage of the bible.

    I’m gonna “very tentatively” say Igbo, but I’ll need to hear it more…

  2. David says:

    I have no idea what the language is or where it is from, but I’m going to guess that is from Africa…..

  3. Polly says:

    It sounded like a sermon. I heard Christo several times, I think. I thought I heard some Latin-based words.

    My guess:Berber (wild guess. shot in the dark)

  4. Jonathan says:

    Random guess….Hausa? It sounded tonal to me….

  5. Simon says:

    The answers is Kirundi, a Bantu language spoken mainly in Burundi.

  6. Josh says:

    I love the page about Kirundi: “4.5 speakers”.

    Wow. Four and a half people speak it. Sounds awesome :-)