Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language.

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

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5 Responses to Language quiz

  1. andre says:

    My my, that sounds rather generic. Could be anything!

    I do hear a lot of uvular plosives /q/ and glottal stops. I would probably guess something from North Africa.

  2. andre says:

    Or not. Seems many if not most North African languages don’t have uvular consonants. Central Asian?

  3. d.m.falk says:

    Sounds like a Mayan language to me.

    d.m.f.

  4. Dennis King says:

    It’s Hopi. (blah blah blah) [I wrote "It's Hopi" and the device told me that my comment was a bit too short and that I should try again. Thus the filler.]

  5. Simon says:

    The answer is Hopi (Hopilàvayi), an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in parts of Arizona in the USA.

    The recording comes from the YouTube. There is also an English version.