https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

If You Had To Learn One Of These Uncommon Languages, Which One Would You Choose?

I was wondering, if everyone had to learn an uncommon language, which one would most people choose and why? I'll list a few and where they're spoken, and you comment which one you chose. Here we go!

Konkani - Konkani has 7.4 million native speakers and is spoken along the SW coast of India.

Xhosa - Xhosa has 8.2 million native speakers in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Mossi - Mossi is spoken is Burkina Faso by 7.6 million people.

Uyghur - Uyghur is native in China with 25 million speakers.

Shona - 8.3 million people speak Shona as a native language in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Hmong - Hmong has at least 3.7 million speakers in China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Kirundi - Kirundi is spoken by 8.8 million people in the nation of Burundi.

Quechua - Quechua is a language mostly spoken in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and Columbia by 8.9 million people.

Uzbek - Uzbek is spoken in Uzbekistan by 27 million people.

Pashto - Pashto is spoken by around 50 million people and in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Also spoken my Malala Yousafzai.

If there is another uncommon language you would learn, feel free to comment that one as well. I think I would choose Uzbek or Konkani.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/1OliviaM.A.

It's not on this list but I'd choose Aramaic. It would be really cool to know what Jesus spoke!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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Uzbek because I like their football team

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xmatnazarov
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I'm from Uzbekistan and can't stop thinking why would you like our football team :D Can you clarify or was it just a joke? :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espiraden

Hmong :) Why would you choose Uzbek or Konkani? (Just out of curiosity)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

For some reason I think Uzbekistan is cool (No idea why) and India is important to my religion.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espiraden

That's cool :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FresnoVegas
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Quechua. Definitely Quechua.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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Probably Hmong, I like East/Southeast Asia.

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https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE
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Pashto! Said to be one of the most difficult language to learn. I don't know if that's true.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

I should add Pashto to the list. I know it from "I am Malala" it's a really great book.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robin.fli
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I would chose Hmong because I live in a city with a large Hmong population, then Somali for the same reason then probably Xhosa or Shona.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

That's really cool! What country do you live in (If you don't mind me asking)?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robin.fli
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USA

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https://www.duolingo.com/Fallasus101
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Uncommon compared to what? I would actually call most of these common...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Compared to languages like English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Turkish, and Mandarin.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WilliamGeo552104

Hmong

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZoeM.4

I would learn Hmong... love Thailand!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elaine142977

Xhosa because it has cool sounds. Although it would be very hard to learn the pronunciation.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlanAlza10
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I'd take Quechua

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https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Of the given list, my inclinations certainly run to Uzbek. I'm interested in the languages of Central Asia.

But one of my good friends speaks Mossi... And in reality I'm inching my way into Georgian, and Guarani presumably still counts as less-commonly-learned, even if there is a Duolingo course for it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IsabelleWa950104

I am actually learning greek right now but I'm not sure if thats an uncommon language but I searched it up and about 13 million people speak greek.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

I'd say that counts. I didn't put it on the list because it's on Duo though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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Choose wisely.

On what basis would you determine a person’s wisdom in making a particular choice?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espatially

Amharic.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ninabean239

My family speaks Konkani, but I can't. I wish they had a Duolingo course for it!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

That's really cool! Maybe they'll make a course one day...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bernard.01
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I'd love to learn a creole language. More specifically, Mauritian creole.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BryanHarris9818

I would love to learn Hmong (white). My wife is Hmong but she has been speaking English so long that she has trouble speaking only Hmong to teach our children so this would let me help out and also let me communicate with my mother-in-law.

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