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. Christopher Miller says:

    I’m guessing something from the Amazon region.

  2. mikiofpersia says:

    Maybe something Papuan?

  3. daydreamer says:

    I agree with Chris. It’s the sound of a monkey crying in the background at the beginning of the recording and the multiple occurence of “pita” as in pitahaya fruit that give the impression of an Amazonian language to me. Maybe one of the Arawakan family such as Paumarí.

  4. IronMike says:

    Something Amerindian?

  5. Simon says:

    The answer is Wayana, a Cariban language spoken in Surinam, French Guiana and Brazil.

    The recording comes from the GRN (The Lost Sheep).

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