What is the language of this song?

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Novice
Joined: 10.05.2017
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Dear Language Experts,

can anybody help me identifying the language of this (unfortunately bad quality) record I found?

https://soundcloud.com/peter-mayer-541186532/wm-afro-sound

If possible some words/lyrics would help to identify the song title.

Best,

FBel

Super Member
Joined: 13.07.2016

At first, I thought it's some Romanian song, because "Românul" means "The Romanian", but then I thought it's Hungarian "Romanul" which.. I think means "Romanian too", but I've tried to hear the voices in the background, the song's lyrics.. And I can't distinguish anything..

Novice
Joined: 10.05.2017

Yes, I also thought about Romanian first since also the melody could be from balkans... But I also think its a different language...
Anyway thanks for your prompt reply!

Editor /Languages Advocate
Joined: 18.10.2015

To me it definitely sounds like Arabic but I presume it's some African variety (Sudan?)

Novice
Joined: 10.05.2017

Hi sandring,

thank you very much! I moved the post to the forum for Arabic Languages, this already helped!

Best

Editor /Languages Advocate
Joined: 18.10.2015

It's Sudanese Creole + Chorus in Arabic. That's why Vladimir took it for Romanian at first. At least this option looks most probable. Good luck! Regular smile