Here’s a recording in a mystery language.
Can you identify the language and where it’s spoken?
very vague feeling that its something spoken near somalia..? but then we had bench last time… not sure at ll!
Subcontinent somewhere – related to Hindi/Urdu, Muslim names but ‘t sound like Punjabi or any of the dialects I’m familiar with.
i have the vague idea that this is spoken somewhere near s*malia (it wouldnt let me post last time when i spelled out the word)..? but having had bench already… im not sure!
Weird suggestion: the Dravidian language Brahui spoken in Pakistan?
All I can say is that the overall sound — syllable structure, stress patterns, intonation, word endings etc. — sounds Dravidian to me. With the apparent Arabic loanwords sprinkled here and there throughout the recording, I would guess this might be Brahui from southwestern Pakistan. But it might just be a southern Dravidian language like Kannada or Telugu spoken by a Muslim from those areas….
Or not Dravidian at all… I tried listening for the trilled L sound of Pashto but couldn’t hear any, so I’m guessing it probably isn’t Pashto.
Eastern indian accent, with slight intonation. My guess is manipuri…
Ok gona try my luck once more here !
Maybe Konkani???- spoken in India.
Malayalam? (Just a wild guess)
Here’s a clue – this language is spoken mainly in Sudan.
Simon’s been throwing pretty hard ones at us lately. Using his hint, another wild guess–>
Because South Sudan is in the news lately, my guess is Dinka (Thuongjang).
Another clue – this language is spoken in northern Sudan, around Darfur, and also in Chad.
I’ll hazard a relatively wild guess at Fur and not venture any further than that.
(For what it’s worth, I can console myself with the fact that “Darfur” and the first two syllables of “Dravidian”at least share certain consonants, vowels and C place/V height features!)
Zaghawa? I don’t know anything about linguistics but this should be the only language that matches the geographical location
The answer is Zaghawa, a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Sudan, Chad and Libya.
The recording comes from the Global Recordings Network.
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