Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language.

Can you identify the language and where it’s spoken?

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13 Responses to Language quiz

  1. xarxa says:

    something like avar or chechen, cant be more precise than that. probably chechen, what with all the islamic vocabulary

  2. Trond Engen says:

    I agree that it sounds like something from those parts, but the absence of Russian loans is a little surprising. An old recording or a recording of an old text? Lezg?

  3. Luke says:

    Also thinking Caucasus…accent + consonant clusters was enough to point me in that direction.

  4. William Athol says:

    I’ll say Abkhaz.

  5. Wolfgang Kandagawa says:

    I’m going to say Pashto.

  6. Wolfgang Kandagawa says:

    Scratch that, actually.

  7. Greg says:

    A definite feel of a non-Kartvelian Caucasian language and I agree about the lack of corruption from Russian as well as an Islamic vocabulary, so I would guess a Circassian transplant language from the Levant, Iraq or perhaps Turkey.

  8. Eee says:

    After listening to a few other web clips, I’ll say Avar.

  9. bennie says:

    Something from the Caucasus region, maybe?? (as others said)

  10. Simon says:

    It isn’t any of the languages mentioned so far. This language is spoken in the Caucasus region, specifically in the north west Caucasus.

  11. Jasmine says:

    Kabardian/Circassian?

  12. Eee says:

    Adyghe. (Only because I stumbled upon the exact recording.)

  13. Simon says:

    Eee is right, the answer is Adyghe (адыгэбзэ), a North West Caucasian language spoken mainly in the Republic of Adygea in the Russian Federation.

    The recording comes from the Global Recordings Network.