In Metal Gear Solid 5 what language do the soldiers speak in mission 19? I can't interrogate anyone.

By mistake I discarded my Kikongo interpreter. But I have my Russian, Afrikaans and Pashto interpreters on the Support Team.

Also when I check my Support Team detail it says I can translate Kikongo with S rank

If they are speaking Kikongo, is there a way I can find another interpreter? I went on free roam to post #16 in Africa to see if I can find him again with no luck.

NOTE: I can't replay SIDE OP #4, it's greyed out.

  • @Frank That tag isnt consistent with other metal gear tags. because I saw metal-gear-solid-1 ... metal-gear-solid-2 up to metal-gear-solid-4 That is why I didnt find it on first place :(. Jan 28, 2016 at 14:46
  • Yeah, it's unfortunately too long if we keep the same convention. So it had to be shortened.
    – Frank
    Jan 28, 2016 at 14:48
  • @Frank I came from stack overflow, and there I can create related tags. So maybe you can create metal-gear-solid-5 and make it related to mgs-5-the-phantom-pain?? to keep it consistent? Jan 28, 2016 at 14:51
  • @JuanCarlosOropeza - I have added a new metal-gear-solid-5 tag and suggested it as a synonym here for people to vote on. I believe it makes sense for consistency reasons as you mentioned. Jan 28, 2016 at 15:11

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If you replay Side Op #4 - Extract Interpreter, this is the mission in which you get your first Kikongo interpreter.

I'm not 100% sure of what language they are speaking, but if this is the only one you are missing and cannot interpret them, I'd go and re extract the interpreter from this mission.

  • I cant reply Side Op #4 :( Jan 28, 2016 at 14:59
  • @JuanCarlosOropeza Do you have any other missions to do? Some side ops become replayable after a certain amount of time.
    – Adam Lobo
    Jan 28, 2016 at 15:37
  • Only #50 Im scare to face that big robot again :P, Already at 88% need S rank some missions and complete some goals. And dont know why the rest of Side OP arent available yet, still are like 10 not unlocked yet. And the usually ~20 SideOP I already complete on white but not #4 on those. Jan 28, 2016 at 15:41

You should be able to understand a language as long as you had the interpreter in the Support Team at some point, you won't lose the ability to interrogate soldiers after dismissing an interpreter. Perhaps this functionality was added after your question.

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