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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9 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Roger Bowden says:

    Guessing again could be Uralic maybe Nenets or even strange Turkic like Chuvash, on the other hand ???

  2. David Eger says:

    An Iranian language, perhaps? But I’m fairly sure it’s not Persian, Tadjik or Pashto.

  3. adnankhalil says:

    Kurdish, for sure it’s an Iranian language.

  4. TJ says:

    a language in the Iranian space apparently. I wonder if it could be Belochi?

  5. P. says:

    Sounds like there’s a consensus forming — but just to keep things interesting, I’ll guess that it’s one of the Tamazight/Berber languages.

  6. TJ says:

    P. wow .. this is waaaaaaaaaay long shot!

  7. Christopher Miller says:

    I agree, definitely an Iranian language, but which one is the question…

  8. David Eger says:

    Taking up adnankhalil’s suggestion of Kurdish, but deviating slightly from that path, I’m going to guess Gorani – a language spoken by Kurds but belonging to a distinct branch of the Iranian family.

  9. Simon says:

    The answer is Jakati (Baluj) – an Indo-Aryan language related to Punjabi and spoken mainly in Ukraine, and also in Afghanistan.

    The recording comes from the GRN.