Language quiz

Here’s a recording of part of song in a mystery language. Do you know or can you guess what language it’s in and where it’s spoken?

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0 Responses to Language quiz

  1. tazgo says:

    Sounds like Spanish, but i’m guessing that would be too easy…
    The music sounds kinda Caribbean-ish… could it be Papiamento? spoken in Curacao if I remember correctly.

  2. tazgo says:

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  3. Alan Coady says:

    A wild shot in the dark – Yoruba.

  4. harris says:

    definately very carribean sounding… portuguese?

  5. renato figueiredo says:

    It is a creole Spanish base language, it can be Caribbean or SouthEast Asiatic

  6. Javier says:

    I asked my mother (she’s fluent in spanish) and she said she thinks it’s what they speak in Brazil (Portuguese). So, I’m going with that.

  7. Daydreamer says:

    Since the Spanish phrases “mi corazón” and “mi amor” can be identified in the recording, I’d go with tazgo and say it’s Papiamento. But then, the Dutch influence of that language is missing.
    Alternatively could it be Garifuna, spoken mainly in Honduras? The people down there are reported to play some exciting music, too.

  8. Chris says:

    I think it might be Media Lengua, a Spanish-Quechua mixed language spoken in Ecuador.

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  10. Simon says:

    It is indeed Papiamento, a creole language spoken in the Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba). The song comes from YouTube.

  11. BG says:

    So it’s the sample text in Papiamento.

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