Overtone Singing in Foreign Languages

Try entering “overtone singing” in other languages into a search engine. I have compiled over 50 translations. You will find videos and other treasures you would never have been able to find otherwise.

New creative developments of overtone singing are often not easy to find if you only search with the usual terms: Throat singing, overtone singing, khoomii, etc. According to Google, “throat singing” is the most searched term in this context, but treasures from France or Russia may be lost.

Do you know another translation? Then please put it in the comment below.

Bashkir  ba:
Өзләү, Özläü, Uzlyau

Basque  eu:
Kantu armoniko

Chakassic  tut:

Chinese  zh:

Danish  da:
Strubesang, Overtonesang

Dutch  nl:

German    de:
Obertongesang, Obertonsingen, Kehlgesang, Kehlkopfgesang

English  en:
Overtone singing, harmonic singing, harmonic chant, throat singing, diphonic singing, Tuvan singing

Estonian et:

Finnish  fi:
Kurkkulaulu, yläsävellaulua

French  fr:
Chant diphonique, Chant de gorge, Chant harmonique, Diphonie

Hebrew (Ivrit)  he:
שירת צלילים עיליים

Italian  it:
Canto armonico, Canto difonico, Diplofonie, Triplofonie

Japanese  ja:

Lithuanian  lt:
Virštoninis dainavimas, Harmoninis dainavimas, Virštoninis giedojimas

Low saxon (Netherlands)  nds-nl:

Luxembourgish  lb:
Baovetoeënzaank, Kaelzaank

Mongolian  mn:
Хөөмэй, Transkriptionen: (ISO9) Höömej, (Duden) Chöömei, Chöömej, (Engl.) khöömei, khöömey, (auch verbreitet) khoomej, khöömej

Norwegian  nn:
Strupesong, Strubesang, Overtonesang, Overtonesong

Polish  pl:
Śpiew alikwotowy

Portuguese  pt:
Canto difônico, Canto dos harmónicos

Russian  ru:
Горловое пение

Swedish  sv:
Strupsång, Övertonssång

Serbian  sr:
Аликвотно певање

Serbo-Croatian  sh:
Alikvotno pjevanje

Slovenian  sl:
Alikvotno petje

Spanish  es:
Canto difónico, Canto de armónicos, Canto de la garganta

Tatar  tt:
Бугаз җырлавы

Czech  cs:
Alikvotní zpěv, Hrdelní zpěv, Harmonický zpěv

Tuwinian  tyv:

Ukrainian  uk:
Горловий спів

Vietnamese vi:
Hát Đồng Song Thanh (“singing with two simultaneous sounds”. Thanks to Tran Quang Hai)

Xhosa  xh:


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