All chickens are not created equal. In fact, depending on where those chickens live, they even make different sounds. Anyone who has ever spent the night in a hilltribe village will know that the roosters start crowing even before the crack of dawn. But how many people have noticed that each rooster speaks only the language of his village. That's what we are here for. Our crack research team has recorded roosters from each village (with Thai and American roosters thrown in for contrast) so that when you are in northern Thailand and a rooster starts talking to you, at least you know what language he is speaking.

Akha

Lisu

Hmong

Karen

Lahu

Mien

American

Thai

Pop Quiz!

Now it is time to practice what you have learned. Below are four more mystery roosters. See if you can identify which tribe each is from.

Mystery Rooster 1

Mystery Rooster 2

Mystery Rooster 3

Mystery Rooster 4

Bonus Tracks

Below are rooster sounds from surrounding countries and people. Enjoy!

Burmese (Burman)

Khmer (Cambodian)

Chinese (Mandarin)

Lahu Na (Black Lahu)

Moken (Sea Gypsy)

Japanese

Shan (Shan State, Burma)

Mystery Chicken 5