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Can you Identify the Highlighted Languages on the World Map? #2

18 languages are highlighted on the map below. Can you correctly identify each one, based on a translated line of text? This one is hard, and there may be clues where you least expect them!
All languages have been romanised, so that you can read them
Three words and their translations are highlighted throughout all languages, to give you a clue!
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Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: August 20, 2022
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First submittedNovember 8, 2021
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Amin'ny herinandro manaraka dia hilalao ni akorandriaka aho amin'ny kafampisehoana any Vienne.
Arkō haptā ma bhiyanāmā kansarṭamā ēkarḍiyan bajā'unēchu.
Hei te wiki e tu mai ne ka purei ahau i te accordion i te konohete i Vienna.
Il-ġimgħa d-dieħla se ndoqq l-accordion fil-kunċert fi Vjenna.
Irekh doloo khonogt bi Vyena khotod bolokh kontsyertondoo bayan khuur toglono.
Jövő héten a bécsi koncerten harmonikán fogok játszani.
Na próxima semana tocarei acordeão no concerto em Viena.
Nästa vecka ska jag spela dragspel på konserten i Wien.
Next week, I will play the accordion at the concert in Vienna.
Příští týden budu hrát na akordeon na koncertě ve Vídni.
Sa susunod na linggo ay tutugtog ako ng akurdyon sa konsiyerto sa Vienna.
Săptămâna viitoare voi cânta la acordeon la concertul de la Viena.
Tin epómeni evdomáda tha paíxo akornteón sti synavlía sti Viénni.
Toddobaadka soo socda waxaan ku ciyaari doonaa accordion riwaayadda bandhiga Vienna.
Tuần tới tôi sẽ chơi đàn accordion tại buổi hòa nhạc ở Vienna.
Vaccē vāraṁ nēnu viyannālō jarigē kacērīlō akārḍiyan vāyistānu..
Volgende week speel ek trekklavier by die konsert in Wene.
Yr wythnos nesaf byddaf yn chwarae'r acordion yn y cyngerdd yn Fienna.
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48 Comments
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Level 70
Nov 8, 2021
Now this one's a real challenge. I probably won't do another one, otherwise the challenge will rise exponentially.

Translations may not be perfect, so feel free to correct them! Few words translate perfectly from language to language, and while I did my best to research the grammar in certain languages to make the highlighting more accurate, it will never be perfect.

Just as a hint, pay attention to which countries colonised the countries that speak these languages, if you know what to look for this can help you loads (especially in loanwords).

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Level 65
Nov 8, 2021
Incredible! I love this quiz! I had an idea somewhat like this, but I never felt like making this. I enjoyed this a lot, especially since you put Telugu :D I can confirm that the sentence is correct. I got all of them :)
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2021
also who didn't get english
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Level 70
Nov 9, 2021
Nice! Your blog on Telugu actually inspired me to add it :D

Good thing that the sentence is correct, too. I'm a little surprised at how accurate Google Translate can be, so long as you remove all ambiguity from the sentence.

I put English in again so that everyone knew what the sentence meant, and as a sort of a free answer, but it looks like it is easy to misclick or get it wrong, I do that all the time on mobile (or perhaps someone clicks through and guesses all the answers, haha).

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Level 65
Nov 9, 2021
YAYY TELUGU REPRESENTATION!!!

Thanks for adding it! i read the telugu sentence first and i was so confused what viyanna means until i realized it's vienna lol

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Level 70
Nov 9, 2021
You're very welcome! At least it's more recognisable than Nepali bhiyana haha :)
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Level 71
Nov 8, 2021
Wow, your second one came out fast! Definitely harder than the last one. I was especially confounded by the Eastern European ones. I also feel cheated somewhat by South Africa--I was fully expecting it to be an African language and only remembered that Afrikaans is also a common language in the country after I put in the answer :/
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Level 70
Nov 9, 2021
Well I did all the work already when I made the map, so all I needed where the flags and the sentences :D - (I originally made the map considering making a behemoth guess-all-the-languages-I-could-mangle-with-Google Translate quiz but I scrapped the idea for now).

I realised while making the quiz just how hard it would be! I almost chose a South African language with click consonants (Xhosa, Zulu), but in writing the click consonants aren't obvious, so I decided to test people on their Afrikaans instead. There are some really neat, yet obscure clues too (for example the Tagalog sentence uses a loanword from Spanish "concierto").

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Level 43
Nov 9, 2021
Feeling bad for Brazil don’t be in the map, with Portuguese being represented, although I love this series.

YOU’LL BE ARRESTED...

...

...YOU STOLE ALL MY PRAISES

(Thinking now, Mozambique, Angola, blah blah aren’t represented also, so... 😐🤔

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Level 70
Nov 9, 2021
It's only fair, I already cut my country out of the last quiz, haha

And obrigado :)

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Level 43
Nov 13, 2021
Nem reparei... apesar de que pensando nesse ponto de vista, pode ser por causa do uso de inglês e francês... mas faz sentido agora. Menos mal kkkkk

Eu que agradeço! :) (NINGUÉM ME SEGURA COM PORTUGUÊS! 🇧🇷 🇵🇹 🇦🇴 🇲🇿 🇬🇼 🇹🇱 🇸🇹 🇨🇻 🇲🇴)

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Level 79
Nov 17, 2021
This is definitely one of my favourite new series. Diacritics are a real lifesaver in this quiz
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Level 70
Nov 17, 2021
Thank you very much! It is a huge reward to anyone who has looked into diacritics indeed :)
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Level 71
Feb 13, 2022
Really nice Quiz!
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Level 70
Feb 13, 2022
Thanks for playing :D
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Level 44
Feb 19, 2022
Cool quiz, I missed Somali, Mongol, Nepali and Telugu (I think this is the indian one). Surprised by Mongol, expected it to be more like russian actually.
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Level 70
Feb 19, 2022
Thank you! You're right that is Telugu. Mongolian is a very interesting language, it is not related to Russian, but they replaced the vertical Mongolian script with the Cyrillic due to Russian influence (except in Inner Mongolia, China).
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Level 73
Jun 20, 2022
Definitely more difficult than the first one. I am very pleased with 12/18 on this one :-)
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Level 70
Jun 20, 2022
Thank you! If I made a third quiz, the difficulty would be impossible :D
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Level 50
Aug 20, 2022
Wow this was a lot harder than the first one also how do you mess me up every time by putting multiple romance languages
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2022
It is the curse of the Romance Languages! But if I make a third quiz I've nearly ran out of them so everyone can breath a sigh of relief :D
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2022
i beg you make another one these are sick, only slight problem i have is that it is roman letters, instead of original for some, which ig could be another quiz but i think it is better to use original letters cos romanization is disputed in a lot of languages
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Level 70
Aug 21, 2022
Thank you! I agree it is often disputed, but if I put them in their original scripts it will be about the scripts not the languages (it also allows me to add Kazakh and Ukrainian in the same quiz without it being unfair :D )
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Level 65
Aug 27, 2022
Maybe IPA would be the best if enough people understand it, though I like it like this. I could write some of them in IPA for curiosity.

This is how the Telugu sentence would sound if read clearly:

/ˈʋɐt͡ʃːeː ˈʋäːɾɐm ˈneːnu ˈʋiːjɐnnäːloː ˈd͡ʒɐɾigeː ˈkäːt͡ʃeːɾiːloː ɐˈkäːɾɖijɐn ˈʋäːjist̪äːnu/

And this is how it would be pronounced more casually:

/ˈɔt͡ʃːeː ˈʋäːɾə̃ʊ̯ ˈneːnʊ ˈʋiːjɛnnäːloː ˈzɐɾɪge ˈkäːt͡ʃeːɾiːloː ɐˈkɒːɾɖijən ˈʋäːjɪst̪äː/

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Level 70
Aug 27, 2022
That's very interesting, I appreciate that you included the difference in careful and in casual speech. One potential problem with the IPA is that it will be different depending on which dialect you write in, although it makes sense just to put the prestige dialect of each language (i.e. Parisian French)

I feel like a whole quiz could be dedicated to guessing languages based on a sample in IPA, although of course it would only appeal to the more hardcore language fans haha :)

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Level 65
Dec 3, 2022
This gave me an idea after 3 months of a quiz of English dialects in IPA.
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2022
This could be a fun quiz, maybe it could use voice recordings from Wikimedia to go along with it (a few quizzes on Jetpunk used audio files but I haven't seen anyone try this in ages!)
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Level 80
Aug 20, 2022
These quizzes are great! Perhaps you could do another with the same level of difficulty?
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2022
Thanks for playing! Originally I planned to leave it at just two quizzes,but looking at the map there are still a good few languages I could add before the quizzes reach an extreme level of difficulty.
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Level 24
Aug 20, 2022
In Hungarian, "harmonikán" does not belong to "concert". Harmonika meant accordion.

(Amazing quiz by the way)

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Level 70
Aug 20, 2022
Thank you! And thanks for the heads up, I fixed that :)
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Level 45
Aug 23, 2022
Quite easy. Waiting for a third one. Nominated.
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Level 70
Aug 23, 2022
Thank you for your nomination!
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2023
I don't think I've ever been so proud to get 100%, which I take to be a sign that this was a very cool quiz.
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Level 42
Sep 11, 2023
@Jiaozira hey quiz master, how do y ou know mongolian so well? Are you mongolian as well?
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Level 70
Sep 11, 2023
I am Canadian, but it is a pleasure to meet a fellow Jetpunker from Mongolia :)
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Level 61
Sep 11, 2023
Phenomenal quiz! Definitely a huge challenge, but not impossible and tons of fun :)
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Level 70
Dec 30, 2023
Thanks for playing :D
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Level 61
Sep 15, 2023
I just guessed and got most of them right because of cities in the area
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Level 61
Oct 3, 2023
Love these two quizzes.
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Level 70
Dec 30, 2023
I'm glad you enjoyed them, thank you :)
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Level 66
Dec 31, 2023
Very fun! I guess I am pretty good at identifying languages since this got 100% first try!
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Level 70
Dec 31, 2023
Good work, thanks for playing!
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Level 54
Jan 21, 2024
Good job, finally got 18/18. Nominated.
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Level 70
Jan 21, 2024
Good work! Thanks for the support.
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Level 57
Feb 9, 2024
Amazing quiz, every correct answer felt incredibly rewarding.
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2024
I'm really happy to hear that, thank you Ainmclarach :D
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Level 60
Feb 17, 2024
the 5% that didn't get English: