Language Quiz 18 December 202217 December 2022 By Simon Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Do you know or can you guess the language?
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Due to the poor quality of the recording I can’t say much except that it sounds sub-Saharan African, perhaps Bantoid, to me.
I would have to agree with Emanuel. Certainly Bantu based.
Here’s a clue – this language is spoken in southern Nigeria.
If it is indeed Bantoid, it could be one of the languages spoken in Nigeria’s Cross River states, such as Nde, Ndoe or Mbe; if not, I dare not guess …
I was going to try to do a search once Simon sent the languages from Nigeria but what with Christmas and my being so busy I didn’t have time to search. However, I bet Emanuel is right.
The language is Isoko, an Edoid language spoken in Delta State in the south of Nigeria.
The recording comes from YouTube
I just guessed and was wrong because the Edoid languages are apparently outside the Bantoid branch of the larger Atlantic-Congo family.