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.
Armenian, spoken in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, and France
Definitely not Armenian.
Is it Pashto, spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
I’m going to take a stab at Dari, the language of the Zoroastrians.
Persian/Farsi, spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan?
Hmm… just to go against the trend, albanian?
Definitely not Albanian.
The closest I can get is that it seems to be an Iranian language, but doesn’t sound like Persian.
I guess its pashto
Azeri or Georgian?
You failed to notice the clue that it’s an Indo-European language which neither Azeri nor Georgian are.
Another clue: this language part of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages, but isn’t Persian/Farsi, Dari or Tajik.
I finally go for Ossete.
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.
Oops, I forgot to give the second part of my answer: Ossete is spoken in the Caucasus region, i.e. in Russia.
Daydreamer got it right – it’s Ossetian, which is spoken in Russia and Georgia.
How many people speak this language, since Russian is the main tongue of the regions you mentioned?
Thomas – about 500,000 people speak Ossetian.
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