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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6 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Roger Bowden says:

    African language? somewhere I think in the central area Congo or Zambia?

  2. Rauli says:

    Africa. That’s all.

  3. Christopher Miller says:

    Tiv? It sounds like one of the Grasslands “semi-Bantu” languages of northern Cameroon and norteastern Nigeria. It has all the syllable structure, tones, central vowels and implosive voiced bilabial stops as well as voiced bilabial fricatives that I seem to remember from papers on Tiv phonology. Could also be Jukun, I imagine — or, as I said above, one of numerous related Grasslands languages.

  4. Elendil says:

    Sort of sounds like a mix between Shanghainese, Hmong and a Bantu language.

  5. Zyxx says:

    Sounds like Tibeto-Burman

  6. Simon says:

    The answer is Babanki or Kejom, a Bantoid language spoken in southwestern Cameroon.

    The recording comes from the GRN

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