Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Can you identify the language and where it’s spoken?
Either Tagalog or one of the other languages of the Philippines.
It’s definitely Tagalog, one dialect of Filipino…
This is Tagalog. I wish I was good enough to translate. I know “balikbayan” is the word for overseas Filipinos, usually used in the context of sending money or goods back to the Philippines.
Is this an Austronesian language?
By the way, the language is spoken in Winnipeg (Manitoba), Montreal (Quebec), southern California, Saudi Arabia among other places, as well as its home territory in southern Luzon in the Philippines (and the Philippines in general under its guise as the national second language, Filipino.
This is definitely a Filipino language. Whether it’s Cebuano, Waray-Waray or just plain Tagalog, I can’t tell.
There are many Filipinos (mostly Filipinas, in fact) working in Hong Kong. Many speak Ilocano and other languages of (northern) Luzon in addition to Tagalog, and the Visayas are quite well represented too. Here in London I live around the corner from an Iglesia ni Cristo, which attracts many Filipinos every week. When I pass them on the street I mostly hear them speaking Tagalog and Ilocano, although I would have some difficulty in identifying any of the other languages spoken.
Tagalog – speaker is thanking balikbayans, among others, for helping fix up the school – just been painted.
The answer is Tagalog, which is spoken mainly in the Philippines, and in a number of other countries.
The recording comes from Radyo San Guilmo.
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