Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Balkan Romani

Balkan Romani Wikipedia

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What Value Example / Explanation
Language code rmn (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Balkan Romani Language name in English
Language name Balkan Romani Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q1256701 - item has currently the following values: Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality no indication Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

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As per earlier discussion.



Arguments in favour

  • none

Arguments against

  • Contra The language has no literary tradition, it is not taught in Bulgaria (where a significant part of the population lives), I do not see any reason for splitting a Wikipedia in a certain dialect of the Romani language, since a Wikipedia in Romani already exists (does it?). It is unclear whether the script must be Cyrillic or Latin. Bogorm 10:04, 9 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Contra--Reality006 23:22, 3 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

General discussion


Balkan Romani is a classification of the Romani languages as poken in the Balkanese nations of former Yugoslavia, and also Greece, Turkey and Albania. This language is a classical language in Thrace,Turkey. --Tutunsuz 12:55, 21 August 2007 (UTC+2)

Thrace is splitted between three countries, only East Thrace is in Turkey. And as astonishingly as suspiciously you happened to skip Bulgaria, which has the biggest percentage of Gypsy population on the peninsula. Bogorm 10:04, 9 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Localisation update