5 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. On the one hand this reminds me of Indonesian Keroncong Music, on the other hand I hear a Spanish loanword (“istorya”) and it could therefore be a Philippine language (some of which are also spoken in Indonesia and Malaysia). But there are several more glottal stops than are usual in Indonesian and I think I hear “magkita” (to meet one another), “isa” (one, oneness) etc. So it is Philippine language, I guess …

  2. I agree with both of them , Emanuel and Hank. It is a typical Philippine language from the island of Panay, in Las Visayas. I think that the most widely spoken language is Hiligainon. it could be this language.

  3. I checked out Hiligainon and the song being sung in a clip there is in that language.

  4. The answer is Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), a Central Philippine language spoken mainly in Iloilo province on Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines.

    The recording comes from YouTube:

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