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Location address: Spain, Canary Islands, Hermigua
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La Gomera (pronounced: [la ɣoˈmeɾa]) is one of Spain’s Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. In area, it is the second-smallest of the seven main islands of this group.
To communicate across the deep ravines of La Gomera in the Canary Islands, a way of speaking was developed composed entirely of whistles. The El Silbo language of the “Whistle Island” only consists of a couple of vowels and four consonants, but can communicate more than 4,000 words.