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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8 Responses to Language quiz

  1. David Eger says:

    It sounds Indo-Iranian, probably geographically North Indian or Pakistani. That narrows it down to about 100 possibilities.

  2. mikiofpersia says:

    I agree with David. This language definitely sounds like something north Indian. Maybe Gujarati?

  3. jimutavahana says:

    Gujarati is not North Indian its to the West of India :). I think this sounds like Saraiki

  4. daydreamer says:

    I’d rather search for it in the Iranian branch where it seems to be distinct enough not to be mistaken for Persian. Maybe one of the Pamir languages such as Shugn or Roshan?

  5. Trond Engen says:

    I first thought of Ethiopia, of all places. Then all the a’s made me turn towards India, but there were too few retroflexes to make me look deep into the subcontinent. Googling “martum baz” gave me Baluchi, which seems about right, so I’ll say that.

  6. Lynnie says:

    Sounds quite Indo-Iranian but definitely not Farsi or any one of its dialects (eg. Dari, Hazaragi, Tajik etc.)

    I’d go for Baluchi or Pashtun.

  7. mikiofpersia says:

    YES!!! This is Baluchi of Pakistan!

  8. Simon says:

    The answer is Baluchi (بلوچى), a Northwestern Iranian language spoken mainly in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan

    The recording comes from the GRN.