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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-04-30, 14:18

OldBoring wrote:Han Chinese? Mandarin is the native language of many non-Han people too in China and in Taiwan...

That's true. Sorry, my mistake.
I've seen the video, and it seems that the Mandarin part is a translation.

Yeah, the subtitles in the video itself are a translation, but the Hanzi in this:
atalarikt wrote:Lyrics and Mandarin translation transliteration
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are a transliteration and different from the Chinese subtitles in the video.

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby OldBoring » 2018-04-30, 15:52

乌普斯……骚瑞!麦·米斯黛克!

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-03, 2:50

伊兹·鸥尅。 艾美的米斯黛克土。 :P

Sara Kaba Naa is another Kaba language, possibly a variety of the Kaba language spoken in Chad and the Central African Republic. The Kaba language is known by various other names as well. This is a song that I think might be in Sara Kaba Naa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cb6zXWkfyo

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-27, 19:09

Kaba So a.k.a. Kulfa (also the name of its main dialect, apparently) is another Kaba language spoken in Chad, to the northwest of where Sara Kaba Naa is spoken. This GRN clip pretty much begins with a song that's apparently in Kaba So.

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-27, 20:57

Kaba Na a.k.a. Kaba proper is the last Kaba language I haven't posted a song in until now. It straddles a small part of the border with the Central African Republic. This GRN link begins with a song in Kaba Na.

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-01, 15:49

Kyabe is a variety of Nzakambay, a Mbum-Day language spoken in southern Chad and northern Cameroon. Unlike the other two Mbum-Day languages I've posted songs in so far, i.e. Kim and Niellim, it's in the Mbum branch of the family (Kim is in the Kim branch, and Niellim is in the Bua branch). There's a song in Track 2 in this link, which is apparently in Kyabe, from 7:13 to 9:01. The tune sounds a bit like "Mary Had a Little Lamb":

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C01140

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Lur » 2018-07-04, 19:35

Geurea dena lapurtzen uzteagatik, geure izaerari uko egiteagatik.

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-05, 4:28

Karang a.k.a. Mbum East is a language fairly closely related to Nzakambay (including Kyabe) spoken mainly in a small part of Cameroon but also spoken just across the border in Chad. The second clip in this GRN recording is a song that's apparently in Karang:

http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A31070
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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Lur » 2018-07-08, 21:13

Geurea dena lapurtzen uzteagatik, geure izaerari uko egiteagatik.

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-09, 0:05

This is a song in Fulani from Nigeria by Maimuna Damare (I once posted another song in Fulani in this thread, but that one was from Cameroon, not from Nigeria as I initially thought). I think it may be called "Tambarin Adamawa" and in praise of a family of Fulani leaders by that name:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfbGOKzqc-U

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-10, 4:02

Lutos a.k.a. Ruto is a Bongo-Bagirmi language spoken in the Central African Republic and, to a (much?) lesser extent, in Chad. This GRN clip begins with a song that is apparently in Lutos:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A31341

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-13, 1:32

Pana a.k.a. Pani is a Karang language (very closely related to Karang) spoken in the Central African Republic, Chad, and Cameroon. This is a GRN recording with a song beginning at 3:20 (in Track 1), supposedly in Pana:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C11161

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Lur » 2018-07-13, 17:56

Geurea dena lapurtzen uzteagatik, geure izaerari uko egiteagatik.

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Antea » 2018-07-13, 18:48



It’s beautiful! :yep:

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-14, 2:45

Lur's songs always are. :P

Kaba is a Bongo-Bagirmi language, possibly identical to Sara Kaba/Ta Sara and/or Kaba Naa, spoken in the Central African Republic and to a lesser extent in Chad. The last clip in this link is apparently a song in Kaba:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A30811

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-16, 21:05

This is a song in some Gbaya language spoken in the Central African Republic called "Dai te," meaning '(he?) who gets up alone'. That could mean any one of a whole bunch of languages, but there's no further clarification of which one this is in in the video description or comments at least:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA71ArCXOls

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-16, 23:47

This is another song from the Central African Republic in some Gbaya language; for all I know, everything that I've posted in a Gbaya language so far could just be in Gbeya. Oh well, at least I know that all Gbaya languages are minority languages! :P This particular song is a pop song called "Naamadam," apparently by a singer named Ndibo Zaoro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_XsdqXmA1I

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-22, 5:02

Bomitaba is a Bantu language from the Ngondi-Ngiri group spoken mainly in the Republic of Congo and, to a lesser extent, in the Central African Republic. This is a kind of song and dance in Bomitaba apparently called "N'tsengwe" and performed in the Likouala Department in Congo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxvreoKm2pc

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby Antea » 2018-07-22, 7:52

Comorian (sw-KM) Comorian language, in its Shikomori variety.

https://youtu.be/iVLZmuog0oQ

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-22, 17:55

Comorian is a minority language?

Bong(u)ili is a Bantu language from the Ngondi-Ngiri group, which includes Aka a.k.a. Beka or Yaka, another language I once posted a song in (mainly spoken in the Central African Republic). Bongili is spoken in the Republic of Congo. The part up to 1:45 in the second clip in this link from GRN is a song that's apparently in Bongili:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A01941


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