Language quiz

Here’s a recording of a mystery language. Can you guess or do you know which language it is, and where it’s spoken?

Clue this is an Indo-European language.

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17 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Jonathan K says:

    Armenian, spoken in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, and France

  2. AR says:

    Definitely not Armenian.
    Is it Pashto, spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

  3. Jangari says:

    I’m going to take a stab at Dari, the language of the Zoroastrians.

  4. Aeetlrcreejl says:

    Persian/Farsi, spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan?

  5. Harris E. says:

    Hmm… just to go against the trend, albanian?

  6. Daydreamer says:

    Definitely not Albanian.
    The closest I can get is that it seems to be an Iranian language, but doesn’t sound like Persian.

  7. Bala says:

    I guess its pashto

  8. d.m.falk says:

    Azeri or Georgian?

    d.m.f.

  9. Daydreamer says:

    @ d.m.falk

    You failed to notice the clue that it’s an Indo-European language which neither Azeri nor Georgian are.

  10. Simon says:

    Another clue: this language part of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages, but isn’t Persian/Farsi, Dari or Tajik.

  11. Daydreamer says:

    I finally go for Ossete.

  12. renato figueiredo says:

    Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European languages also include Baluchi (Baloch), Kurdish. In this cases Balochi is spoken in Pakistan, Kurdish is spoken in Turkey, Iraq, Syria and other countries.

  13. Daydreamer says:

    Oops, I forgot to give the second part of my answer: Ossete is spoken in the Caucasus region, i.e. in Russia.

  14. Simon says:

    Daydreamer got it right – it’s Ossetian, which is spoken in Russia and Georgia.

  15. How many people speak this language, since Russian is the main tongue of the regions you mentioned?

  16. Simon says:

    Thomas – about 500,000 people speak Ossetian.