Can anyone identify the languages?

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Can anyone identify the languages?

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Hello everyone! Can anyone identify the languages woman speaks in this video? I'd really appreciate your help!

https://youtu.be/d07O5XZ1Wgw
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I can’t. Sorry!
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Any thoughts what languages it could be?
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It’s from the part of the world where the Cyrillic alphabet is used.
I would guess (perhaps wrongly?) that its phoneme-inventory is rather similar to Slavonic languages’.

It doesn’t sound isolating or analytic.

It has a definite prosodic flavor, or at least stress and rhythm and syllable-weight pattern.
It doesn’t sound like it has lexical tone.

Someone smarter than me could use the exact details of what I noticed, plus known correlations with morphology, to estimate what kind of morphology this language has.

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I think there’s probably more information about its typology than its linguistic family etc.

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I could be wrong about almost all of that.
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Thanks for interesting thoughts! I'm from Ukraine, so I can tell it's definitely not Russian, Ukrainian or Belarus languages, so those can be excluded. I asked on another linguistic forum, there was suggestions that one of the languages in video can be gipsy's or Romanian, or Moldovan, and actually one guy even translated a couple of words.
I write below what he supposedly linked as a known words, maybe it would help to identify at least one of the languages

meștere de creste,
întru,
termale,
pentru destul de
de sântulu .
ce intru, cʼ întru...
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Romanian, probably.
ω - near-close near-back unrounded vowel.
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Given that it's spelled with Kyrillic letters, it's probably Moldovan, one of the official languages of the de-facto independent state of Transnistria. Which, linguistically, is just another name for Romanian (how the language is called in both Romania and Moldova), only written in the Kyrillic alphabet instead of the Latin alphabet.
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