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:

    Are these the click consonants of the Khoisan languages?

  2. Christopher Miller says:

    Definitely one of them. I’ll guess one of the better-known ones: Žu/’hoãsi or !o!kung…

  3. Sathyarthi says:

    - Yes, clearly appears to be one of the ‘click’ (tonal?) languages from the Namibian/Kalahari bush region; no idea which one, though…

  4. cl says:

    Maybe the same one that N!xau spoke?

  5. adrian lumbí says:

    bushmen

  6. J. Roberts says:

    Could only be !Kung…

  7. Simon says:

    J. Roberts got it – the answer is !Kung (!Xun) – a continuum of Kx’a languages and dialects spoken in Namibia, Botswana, Angola and South Africa. I don’t know which particular variety of !Kung it is though.

    The recording comes from the GRN