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19h16 20  décembre
Listen to the language of Cochin Jews Thapan speaking Judeo-Malayalam Wikitongues
Thapan is the youngest of a few dozen speakers of Judeo-Malayalam, the historic language of India’s Cochin Jewish community. Like most Jewish diaspora languages, it emerged from the convergence of Hebrew and Aramaic with local vernaculars in this case, the Dravidian language Malayalam. Learn more...
00h21 20  décembre
Listen to Sinhala, a language of Sri Lanka Shehan speaking Sinhalese Wikitongues
Sinhala (or Sinhalese) is, along with Tamil, an official language of Sri Lanka. An Indo-Iranian language, it is related to Marathi, Konkani, and other languages across South Asia. This video was recorded by Avi Kumar in Sri Lanka and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0...
16h00 12  décembre
60,000 people speak this language from Sulawesi, Indonesia Nita speaking Mamuju Wikitongues
Mamuju is an Austronesian language from Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. Austronesian languages from one of the largest language families, with thousands of languages spoken from Madagascar to Hawaii. Mamuju’s dialects include Mamuju, Sumare-Rangas, Padang, and Sinyonyoi. This video was recorded by...
18h34 11  décembre
Listen to Gallo, a Romance language of Brittany, France Anton speaking Gallo Wikitongues
Gallo is spoken by 190,000 people in Northern France, especially eastern Brittany. A langue d’oïl, it is closely related to Norman, Picard, Wallon, and French, and more distantly to other Romance languages like Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese. Listen to more: https: wikitongues.org languages...
16h07 28  novembre
Beautiful click consonants in Namibia’s Khoekhoe language Emeloelaj speaking Nama Wikitongues
The Khoekhoe language (also, Nama ), is spoken in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. The most widespread of southern Africa’s non-Bantu languages, its phonology is rich with click consonants. Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana,...
17h15 27  novembre
Speaking Irish Gaelic in New York City Frances speaking the Irish language Wikitongues
Frances is an Irish teacher in New York City, where she organizes Irish language events called Pop-up Gaeltachts’, referring to the Gaeltacht, Irish-speaking regions of Ireland. Irish is spoken by about 2 million people. It is a Celtic language alongside Welsh, Cornish, Scottish Gaelic, Max, and...
17h00 26  novembre
A prayer in the Aramaic language Jeries speaking Syriac Wikitongues
Jeries is a Syriac Orthodox deacon from Amman, Jordan. This prayer is in Syriac, a variety of the Aramaic language spoken by Assyrians and Syriac Orthodox Christians. A cousin of Hebrew and Arabic, Aramaic was the predominant language of Roman Judea during the time of Jesus. Listen more at...
16h00 15  novembre
The Sasak language of Indonesia Raden speaking Sasak and Indonesian Wikitongues
Indonesia is known for its linguistic diversity. The Sasak language and Indonesian are both spoken; Sasak is an Indigenous language in Lombok, and Indonesian is a standardized form of Malay, the national language. This video of Raden speaking Sasak and Indonesian was contributed by Nabil Berri and...
16h00 14  novembre
The Turkana language of Kenya and Ethiopia John speaking Turkana Wikitongues
The Turkana language of Kenya and Ethiopia is spoken by the Turkana people. Part of the Ateker Language cluster, Turkana is an Eastern Nilotic language related to Karamojong, Toposa, and Nyangotom. This video of John speaking Turkana was recorded by Avi Kumar in Kenya. Turkana is an African...
05h12 11  novembre
Radio in Language Diversity Conversations from Jamaica and Zambia Wikitongues
Radio is a powerful tool used around the world to promote language diversity in media. Cordel Green, former Assistant Attorney General of Jamaica and Executive Director for the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica, and Daniel Sikazwe, broadcaster at the Zambia National Broadcasting Company and...
21h09 08  novembre
Vietnamese language conversation Loan and Lian speaking Hue Vietnamese Wikitongues
Hue Vietnamese is a variety of the Vietnamese language spoken in and around the city of Huá in Central Vietnam. This video was recorded by Edwin Boc, his and Lian’s third Wikitongues contribution, after videos of her speaking Zhuang and Guanxi Cantonese. Vietnamese (Tiá ng Viá t, Chá Nôm: ã ...
17h45 06  novembre
Norman, a Romance language of Britain and France Jean speaking Cauchois Wikitongues
Norman, or Norman French , is a Romance language from northern France and the Channel Isles. It is a close cousin of French and the source of most Latin vocabulary in English. This video was recorded by Romain Lange in France. Norman (also, Norman French ) is a Romance variety, one of the...
15h00 01  novembre
The Arabic language in Kurdistan, Iraq Rashad speaking Iraqi Arabic Wikitongues
Iraqi Arabic is a Semitic language of northern Mesopotamia. An Arabic language, Iraqi Arabic has influence from Aramaic and has spread to Turkey, Syria, Iran, and the Iraqi diaspora worldwide. This video was recorded by Rayan Nawzat in Koya, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq. See more: https: wikitongues.org...
15h00 31  octobre
The Kurdish language in Iraq Dara speaking Sorani Wikitongues
The Kurdish language, one of the Indo-Iranian languages, is an ancestral language of the Kurds, native to Kurdistan (Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Syria). Kurmanji, Sorani, and Palewani are the main varieties. This video was recorded Zirak Luqman in Kirkuk, Iraq, considered by some to be culturally and...
18h50 26  octobre
The Lombard language in Brescia, Italy Marco speaking Bresciano Wikitongues
Bresciano is a variety of the Lombard language, spoken in Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. It is one of the Gallo-Romance languages alongside Occitan, Catalan, and French. This video was recorded by Nicola Peli in Lombardy. Her grandfather, Marco, is a native speaker of Brescian. He is talking about his...