opipik wrote:English is a Germanic language of the Indo-European family. It is the lingua franca of the internet and many countries. It's also the national language of UK, US, New Zealand and Australia.
Hey, even I don't introduce a language more than once!
Osias wrote:Maybe it's cultural appropriation but I love Yothu Yindi.
I hope it's not.
I don't think so, given that many of Yothu Yindi's members (including some of its founding members) are Indigenous Australians themselves (specifically Yolngu).
Yanesha('), a.k.a. Amuesha or Amoesha, is a language from the Arawakan family spoken in Peru. The Arawakan language family is one of the most widespread in South America and are or used to also be spoken in Central America and the Caribbean. The first indigenous people Christopher Columbus met in the Americas were the Taíno, who spoke an Arawakan language. Yanesha' is spoken in the Amazon rainforest; however, its speakers are close enough to the Andes to have been formerly dominated by the Inca Empire, as a result of which it has a lot of Quechua loanwords as well. This is a song in Yanesha' about a tiger performed by Eduardo Ortiz Espíritu, preceded by an introduction in Spanish (the actual song starts around 3:05):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAEjBRDHng0