The Last Speakers of the Lost Whistling Language, Sylbo

Whistling languages are very interesting. They match the rhythm and intonation of some other language, in this case Spanish, and allow people to communicate over long distances because whistling carries far further than speech. The whistling language Sylbo is spoken on this small island, and is not used as much nowadays, but there are school on the island that teach it, and children are being taught to use the language.

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