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Gibbons may be using similar form of language as human ancestors to communicate

A new study has recently revealed that Gibbons might be communicating through a similar form of language used by human ancestors in the past.


Gibbons may be using similar form of language as human ancestors to communicate

London: A new study has recently revealed that Gibbons might be communicating through a similar form of language used by human ancestors in the past.

A study into the sounds white-handed gibbons make by Angela Dassow and Michael Coen at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has led to the discovery, the Independent reported.

According to the New Scientist, researchers have discovered that the gibbons have a range of sounds, or "words", with different meanings that can warn of predators or be used to discipline children or other member of the gibbon group.

Esther Clarke, an anthropologist at Durham University said that it was likely that the animal noises sound similar to how humans might have communicated by song, 1.8m years ago.

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