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Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki) Wikipedia

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  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
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What Value Example / Explanation
Language code kiu (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kirmanjki Language name in English
Language name Kirmanjki 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 Q6023868 - 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 Dımılki, Zazaki Language Institute, [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

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  • Number of speakers: Estimated somewhere between 2 - 4 million.
  • Locations spoken: Mostly in eastern Turkey, Germany, and Sweden
  • Related languages:en:Iranian languages
  • Related pages: diq.wikipedia
Selcan, Zülfü. (1998) "Grammatik der Zaza-Sprache" Wissenschaft und Technik Verlag Berlin, ISBN 3-928943-96-0.
Paul, Ludwig. (1998) Zazaki "Grammatik und Versuch einer Dialektologie" Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag Wiesbaden, ISBN 3-89500-098-1.
Paul, Ludwig. (1998) "The Position of Zazaki Among West Iranian languages" University of Hamburg,[6].
Lynn Todd, Terry. (1985) "A Grammar of Dimili" University of Michigan,[7].
Gippert, Jost. (1996) "Historical Development of Zazaki" Frankfurt University,[8].
Gajewski, Jon. (2003) "Evidentiality in Zazaki" Massachusetts Institute of Technology,[9].
Gajewski, Jon. (2004) "Zazaki Notes" Massachusetts Institute of Technology,[10].
Larson, Richard. and Yamakido, Hiroko. (2006) "Zazaki as Double Case-Marking" Stony Brook University and University of Arizona,[11].


Arguments in favour

Its sub-dialects are:

  • West-Dersim
  • East-Dersim
  • Varto
  • Border dialects like Sarız, Koçgiri (Giniyan-idiom)

--Mirzali 07:12, 18 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support : The openning of this Wikipedia for Northern Zazaki is important for the development of this dialect. --Asmên, 20 September 2008, 16:29 (CET)
  • Support: Native speakers of Kirmanjki are willing to contribute to this project in the long-term, hence this project has the potential to flourish like the other Indo-Iranian language Wikipedia editions such as Kurdish, Gilaki etc. Therefore the Kirmanjki language ought to be given the opportunity and priviledge to have its own language edition of Wikipedia. --Jose77 08:02, 6 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support : The openning of this Wikipedia for Northern Zazaki is very important for scientific reasons and for the development of this language. --Arzu 16:23, 12 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - I wholeheartedly support the openning of a Kirmanjki Wikipedia. The Kirmanjki (Northern Zazaki) is a rich and beautiful language. It would be very nice if this project would be granted in the near future. --Kagan 03:29, 11 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Arguments against

General discussion

Localisation update