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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7 Responses to Language quiz

  1. cl says:

    Sounds like a creole/pidgin/patois language. Some of the words of this possibly African/Caribbean-accented sentence sound English.

  2. Petréa Mitchell says:

    I’m leaning toward southeast Asia… maybe something spoken in Indonesia?

  3. Simon says:

    Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Central America.

  4. Daydreamer says:

    Judging from the number of appearances of “kan” at the end of a phrase or a sentence, I settle on Miskito spoken in Nicaragua.

  5. Simon says:

    Daydreamer is right – it is Miskito (Mískitu), a Misumalpan language spoken by about 180,000 people in Nicaragua and Honduras.

    The recording comes from the GRN.

  6. Vijay John says:

    I’m having trouble finding this clip in the GRN link, though…I wonder where it is!

  7. Simon says:

    The clip is “3. The Wise Men” on that page, with a few bits cut out.