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Whistle Language: "Silbo Gomero"...

I’m mainly a musician, but I’m also a linguist (my degree is in linguistics). I recently learned that there’s a language called "Silbo Gomero" where people talk by whistling. I thought click languages (like Xhosa) were special, but this is probably more special. It’s a language native to La Gomera, in the Canary Islands. It’s considered a whistled variety of Spanish. The language actually has practical use, as it's used for communication throughout difficult locations like valleys and mountains.

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