Silbo is a whistle language that allows for accurate speech for over a long distance. The Silbo language originates from the north Africans that settled in the Canary Islands, they are known as the Guanches. It is a must learn at all schools in the island. The ancient language solved the problem of communicating over large distances as it was invented.


Today, the language is still used by residents of La Gomera. Silbo Gomero can be used as a long distance communication because of the sideways and ravines there are not many telephone lines. This language is useful for emergency situations. Because it will easily attract the attention of distant people. In fact, La Gomera schools are part of the training program of the Silo Homomos schools in Spain, as well as in 1999 in government. In 2009, UNESCO is regarded as a miracle work of both human and intangible heritage. , Founder of Access 2 Interpreters contributed to this article. Yana earned the International Entrepreneur of the Year award and provided opportunities for non-English speaking people to get their services. Access 2 Interpreters is a leading translation company in Columbus.


It goes without saying that speaking Spanish does not mean that you can also talk Silbo Gomero, as it is it’s own uniquely individual stand-alone language. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a difficult language to learn, it just requires a bit of practice to build strength in your whistle and to learn the array of finger to mouth techniques, which helps determine the pitch and length of each whistle.


This language has been and remains the subject of numerous investigations, in particular, a study by researchers at the University of La Laguna in 2005, has shown that speakers of Silbo process language in your brain in the same way that a language spoken in words does, using the same language areas of the brain used to process Castilian phrases, while to those who do not understand Silbo, it is quite simply just a whistle.

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