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. d.m.falk says:

    A few loanwords from Spanish, but I don’t think it’s either a Mayan or Aztec language, so I’d have to say something further south, like northern South America, but beyond that, I don’t have a clue.

    d.m.f.

  2. Simon says:

    Here’s a clue – this language is spoken in Central America and isn’t related to Mayan or Aztec.

  3. Daydreamer says:

    Since it sounds so different from Garífuna, I tend to exclude all languages from the Arawakan family. I go for a yet to be named language of the Choco or Chibchan family spoken in Panama.

  4. Simon says:

    The answer is Jicaque, (Tol/Tolupan/Torupan), a Jicaquean language spoken in Honduras.

    The recording comes from the GRN (Noah)

  5. Christopher Miller says:

    Well, all I recognised was the by now quite familiar sawing and hammering sounds — alomg with the cows and other animals! :-) Though it certainly sounded Central American to me (or possibly from somewhere in the northern Andean region) even though I couldn’t place it any more accurately.