Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Inari Sami

Inari Sami WikipediaEdit

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  • Language details: Inari Sami (smn ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Hippophaë (P)
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  • App. number of speakers: 300
  • Location(s) spoken: Inari, Finland
  • Closely related languages, if any: other Finno-Lappic languages including Northern Sami, Skolt Sami, Finnish, and Estonian, but not intelligible by speakers of these languages.
  • External links to organizations that promote the language: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

  • Comments:
    • Inari Sami is an official language in Inari. It uses the Latin alphabet and has a standard orthography.
      • What about making se: for all Sami variants in general? We need to clean up this page a bit, and stop wasting subdomains like when the Aromanian wiki was made and they didn't even consider merging it with the Romanian wiki. Scott Gall 04:12, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • No, the Sami languages are too far apart from each other; at least some are. Inari Sami seems to be further apart from Northern Sami than Aromanian is from Romanian. My main concern is: can you get enough enough for a language that has only a few hundred speakers? And about cleaning this page up: I did so, but now Node put all the rubbish back and called me a thought police. Caesarion
  • Considering the very small number of speakers this Wikipedia would be doomed unless at least a few native speakers are committed. As long as no native speakers declare their interest, I oppose this project. Arbeo 16:24, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • You're right, the proposer should bother to find some native speaker interest.
    • You are killing the small languages. I think all the languages needs their own Wikipedia. Why not? Urvabara 05:54, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

Caesarion 17:07, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • I support this project! The world needs Inari Sami Wikipedia. It is true that only 300 speaks Inari Sami, but there probably are more people that at least know the basic. I will help, if I learn Inari Sami. Urvabara 05:48, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I change my vote if exist a native speaker.--Taichi - (あ!) 23:43, 5 January 2006 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT:let's make this wiki! We can't allow this language (as well as any other) to disappear! The divulgation (and preservation9 of a language) should be inversely proportional to the number of speakers. I don't speak this language (i'm Italian) but I hopespeakers could make their version of Wikipedia. Let's spread this initiative, and not only on the Web! Speakers could increase with a similar project.-- 20:01, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

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