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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby h34 » 2016-10-27, 11:53

vijayjohn wrote:The orthography for both of those songs suggests they're in Tundra Yukaghir.

Btw, I posted one song in Nanai last year and another in Forest/Kolyma/Southern Yukaghir, if you're interested. :)

Thanks a lot! I wasn't sure which of the Yukaghir languages it was as I found two different spellings for the second song: Чахадан and Чаhадаан (the letter -h- (-ҕ-?) and the doubled -a- made me think it could also be Southern Yukaghir).

[flag=]evn[/flag] Even though Evenki is already represented...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DlWAacQJQQ
... I thought this song was worth a post: It is called Мит Эвэнкил ("We are Evenki").
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuqOG-pfoxY&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-10-28, 22:33

Nothing wrong with posting another song in Evenki! It turned out that the one I had posted was sung by a certain famous Mongolian family in China.

Caquinte is another Campa(n) language, and like all such languages, it's spoken in the Peruvian Amazon as well. This is a song in Caquinte (sorry for the poor audio quality). I guess "Jogori" is the name of the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9K7SZOK6bo

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-10-30, 5:21

There is a proposed family of languages called Harákmbut-Katukinan made of two languages from the Harákmbut family, on the Peruvian side of the border between the Peruvian Amazon and the Brazilian Amazon, and two languages from the Katukinan family, on the Brazilian side. One of the Harákmbut languages is Huachipaeri, a.k.a. Huachipaire, Wacipaire, and (derogatorily) "Mashco." This actress is of Quechua, Huachipaeri, and Swiss German descent and born in Germany but raised in the US. This appears to be a set of shaman songs in Huachipaeri with commentary in Spanish in the middle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyEidlsVqFA

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-04, 19:43

Yaminawa a.k.a. Yaminahua is the name of a dialect cluster within the Panoan language family. It's spoken in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. One of the varieties of Yaminawa is Yawanawa, which is only spoken in Brazil in Acre, a Brazilian state that borders both Peru and Bolivia. This is a song in Yawanawa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdN582orjcM

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-10, 6:55

Kogi/Cogui a.k.a. Kagaba/Cágaba is a Chibchan language spoken in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia near the border with Venezuela. Almost all its speakers are monolingual. The Kogi people are apparently the only people in the Andes or the Sierra Nevada to not have been conquered by the Incas. This is a Christian praise song in Kogi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUU1kU3O4Ss

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Osias » 2016-11-10, 16:25

vijayjohn wrote:Yaminawa a.k.a. Yaminahua is the name of a dialect cluster within the Panoan language family. It's spoken in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. One of the varieties of Yaminawa is Yawanawa, which is only spoken in Brazil in Acre, a Brazilian state that borders both Peru and Bolivia. This is a song in Yawanawa:


It seems a perfect midway through the Central America songs you use to post and the 99% of Brazilian native/indian songs I told before. :)

I liked it.
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-11, 8:17

Osias wrote:It seems a perfect midway through the Central America songs you use to post and the 99% of Brazilian native/indian songs I told before. :)

I liked it.

I'm glad you liked it! Maybe the audio quality could be better, though.

Western Abenaki is an Eastern Algonquian language (so, closely related to Lnuismk/Micmac) spoken in the US states of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire as well as Quebec. This is "Wigwaol Lintowogan" or the "Canoe Song" in Western Abenaki. It's sung twice in this video, first with a translation into English on the screen, then with a translation into French:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHdMMU1Y8Tg

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-13, 7:02

Inuktun is an Inuit language spoken in northwestern Greenland. It's a transitional variant between Inuktitut, spoken in northeastern Canada, and standard Greenlandic. This is a song in Inuktun with a video from 2012 showing a man traveling by sled dogs to the settlement of Qaanaaq a.k.a. Thule:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwh43NanbQc

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Osias » 2016-11-13, 10:49

Vijayjohn always smashing my hopes to learn all languages by always reminding me there's always more.
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-14, 3:35

Well, if it helps you feel any better, most of them are dying anyway. :P

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Osias » 2016-11-14, 11:41

vijayjohn wrote:Well, if it helps you feel any better, most of them are dying anyway. :P

They'll die before I have time to even read their wikipedia articles!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-15, 6:12

Most languages will probably die before you have time to read their names. (Unless they're languages I've posted a song in, I guess). :twisted:

Malecite-Passamaquoddy a.k.a. Maliseet-Passamaquoddy is an Eastern Algonquian language whose speakers straddle a part of the border between the US and Canada. It's made up of two dialects that differ only slightly from each other, one of which is Malecite a.k.a. Maliseet, spoken in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. This is a song in Maliseet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrHqX35pGiQ

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby h34 » 2016-11-15, 22:41

[flag=]bua[/flag] A song in Buryat called Тоонто нютаг (Toonto njutag), "home country". These are two versions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qCD4RfyEQk&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Zh-GPEY40&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-16, 5:42

Passamaquoddy is the other variety of Malecite/Maliseet-Passamaquoddy, spoken across the border from Malecite/Maliseet in the American state of Maine. This is a video of the Passamaquoddy Welcome Song, which the singer recorded on an instant messenger mic ( :P ), with a slide show of the singer's family:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AYtlrR4Y6U

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-17, 10:10

The two main indigenous languages spoken in the Andes are Quechua and Aymara. They're not related but have been in close contact for hundreds of years to the point where Aymara and the varieties of Quechua spoken in southern Peru, Bolivia, and (to a lesser extent) northern Chile have apparently had a lot of influence on each other. Apparently, Aymara can be subdivided into a few dialects, but they are all mutually intelligible (Aymara is spoken within a relatively small area anyway). This is a brief song in Aymara sung by Uru people in one of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia. The Uru people have/had a language of their own, but only two people were native speakers of it as of 2004:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIP81y5KUvU

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby opipik » 2016-11-17, 18:08

These songs are both performed by the same artist (Gurrumul) and are both in Gumatj.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKC-Jd7KN64

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-i0FQBbO8E

Here are the lyrics to the first song:
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-18, 6:49

The Guaicuruan languages are a small family of languages spoken in northern Argentina, western Paraguay, and the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. One of the languages, Mocoví, is spoken in northern Argentina. This is a song in Mocoví called "Cacique Catán" with two spoken parts in Spanish in the middle. It's performed by an Argentine musical duo called Tonolec. The Spanish sounds to me like it might be more similar to Paraguayan Spanish than to other Argentine varieties of Spanish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_94Tj0_Src
Approximate lyrics with approximate translation into (Argentine?) Spanish: https://www.facebook.com/notes/alejandr ... 402746914/

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-18, 21:06

Pilagá a.k.a. Pilacá is another Guaicuruan language spoken exclusively in northern Argentina (like Mocoví). This is a song (though apparently accompanied by occasional commentary) in Pilagá about the 1947 Rincón Bomba Massacre by Virgilio García, who survived it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHGjOHUsFUw

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby h34 » 2016-11-19, 11:15

[flag=]ain[/flag] This is a song in Ainu, performed by the Oki Dub Ainu Band. It is called "Suma Mukar".
http://youtu.be/Dv_N2E9_sJ8
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-20, 6:12

Inuttitut a.k.a. Nunatsiavummiutut, Labrador Inuktitut, and Labradorimiutut is a variety of Inuktitut ( :P ) spoken in northeastern Labrador in Canada. This is a Christian hymn ("I Will Follow") being sung in Inuttitut. So far, all I've found in this language is this and two other similar songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD6MKFiedOo


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