Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language, which features someone reading part of a story.

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

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5 Responses to Language quiz

  1. cl says:

    Do I hear click consonants (which are characteristic of some African languages)?

  2. Chris Miller says:

    It sounds like a Mayan language to me. Which one, no idea. Lots of ejectives, and the typical consonant-vowel-consonant syllable structure as well as “sh”+stop consonant initials.

  3. prase says:

    Vaguely sounds like something between Hungarian and Mongolian. Wild guess: Mari language.

  4. Simon says:

    Chris is closest so far. It is a Mayan language.

  5. Simon says:

    The answer is Yucatec Maya (Màaya t’àan), a Mayan language spoken on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and in northern Belize.

    The recording comes from the YouTube.