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Two more languages now in Forvo

June 28, 2017

We are glad to announce that we have added two new languages: Mossi and Algonquin.

With about 7.6 million native speakers, the Mossi language is one of the national languages of Burkina Faso, as well as Dyula and Fulah, although the official language is French, which was introduced in the colonial period. It is the most widely spoken language in the country, with almost half of the population of the country being speakers. However, most of the speakers are from the central region around the capital, Ouagadougou.

You can check out the pronunciations here:

With regard to the Algonquin language, it is spoken, alongside French and to some extent English, by the Algonquin First Nations of Quebec and Ontario. According to the 2006 census, there were 2,680 Algonquin speakers, less than 10% of whom were monolingual. As for the linguistic characteristics of the language, it is strongly verb-based (like many Native American languages), with most meaning being incorporated into verbs instead of using separate words.

You can check out the pronunciations here:

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