Name the language

Here’s a recording of a mystery language sent in by AR. Do you know or can you guess which language it is and where it’s spoken?

Clue: this is an Indo-Ayran language.

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9 Responses to Name the language

  1. Daydreamer says:

    Up to now, the closest I can get is that it seems to be an Iranian language. Maybe Tajik?

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Mark says:

    Baluchi This is an Indo-Iranian language. I write a lot about languages of the world but this is my best guess

  4. Aeetlrcreejl says:

    Sounds like Bangla.

  5. d.m.falk says:

    I was first thinking Newari, a Nepalese language….


  6. Simon says:

    Aeetlrcreejl is the closest so far. It isn’t Bangla (Bengali), but is related to that language.

  7. Evans Knight says:

    assamese or oriya?

  8. Simon says:

    Not Assamese or Oriya either.

  9. Simon says:

    The answer is Sylheti (Siloti) which is spoken in Sylhet, Bangladesh and neighboring parts of India. It used to be written with the Siloti Nagri script, although now it is written with the Bengali script.