8 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. Could be from the Philippines or even perhaps Africa. Pretty sure, though, it is the Lord’s Prayer. Just have to find out in what language “Isa” means “father”.

  2. After having been totally on the wrong track last week, I say with boldness: This is Austronesian, possibly from the Philippines, Malaysia or Indonesia. I agree that it sounds religious but ‘isa’ can mean ‘one’ (1) in some of these languages and also ‘Jesus’ where Islam is dominant but I’m not too sure about ‘father’ …

  3. I heard “parte” at the end. That made me think Tagalog, or a family variant.

  4. I am also going for The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11). If true, that text starts with the name of Jesus. This recording starts with ‘isa’, the name of Jesus in the Qur’an. So this language is perhaps one spoken by Muslims – which rules out larger parts of the Philippines but opens the door for much of Indonesia and Malaysia. Just a line of thought …

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