7 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. My first impression is that of an indigenous language from the Americas, perhaps from the northern half of the continent. The background music seems to be non-traditional and therefore not really helpful … But I’m not too sure about any of this.

  2. I would agree with Emanuel as its being a North American indigenous language. I am guessing something from the Pacific Northwest of the US, the coast of British Columbia in Canada or farther up the coast in the Alaskan panhandle.

  3. I am surprised by the absence of Russian “overtones” in this recording from Siberia! My (uneducated) guess is Yukaghir.

  4. The mystery language is Forest Enets (Баи), a dialect of Enets (Онэй база), a Samoyedic language spoken in Krasnoyarsk Krai in Siberia in the Russian Federation.

    The recording comes from YouTube:

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