The ability to speak in an unlearned and unheard foreign language.
Xenoglossy is associated with past-life recall, states of trance or hypnosis, and mediumship. The phenomenon is very rare. Many so-called instances turn out to be cases where the foreign language has been learned at some stage and then forgotten.
When xenoglossy does occur, cases where individuals recite foreign words and phrases without understanding their meaning are far more common than cases where an individual can actually converse intelligently in the supposedly unknown language.
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