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Glossolalia、often understood among Protestant Christians as speaking in tongues, is the fluid vocalizing (or less commonly the writing) of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice. Some consider it as a part of a sacred language. It is a common practise amongst Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity and is also practised in other religions.

Glossolalia also sometimes refers to xenoglossy, the putative speaking of a natural language previously unknown to the speaker.

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