Language Quiz 17 July 202216 July 2022 By Simon Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Do you know or can you guess the language?
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I thought I heard the names Marie and Alexander as well as the word “Cuba”. With the music in the background it almost sounds like a prayer on a religious program. Could it be an indigenous language from one of the tribes in the Caribbean? The timbre of the voice also suggests that to me.
Definitely a Bantu language, and with the lateral fricative and what sounds like a “whistling fricative”, I’m guessing it’s probably Xitsonga, spoken in southern Mozambique and northeastern South Africa.
Probably Xitsonga, definitely a native language to Mozambique
The language is Ronga (XiRonga), a Central Bantu language spoken mainly in southern Mozambique, and also eastern South Africa.
The recording comes from YouTube