Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Lak

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Lak Wikipedia Edit

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Lak)
submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

The requested project was created at lbe: at an indeterminate date. Note that this request was approved before the implementation of the standardised Language proposal policy, and should not be used as a model for future requests. Shanel 19:31, 23 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Proposal summary
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  • Language and code: en:Lak language, covered by the general cau-code in ISO-639-2; ISO-639-3: lbe. One of the six most used languages of Daghestan. Lakians originally live in the highlands of Dagestan and are one of the most outstanding historical nations of Caucasus with their exclusive culture and language (more info, language refers to the iberian- nakh lahguages group of the Caucasian family of languages and has its press (newspaper "Ilchi", info in Russian and some smaller newspapers in the districts with Lak majority) and national theatre.
  • Location(s) spoken: Daghestan and larger cities of ex-USSR (Baku, Tashkent, Moscow, etc.).
  • Proposed domain:
  • Language file: preferably Russian, not English, because most Lak speakers can read Russian well.
  • Writing system: Cyrillic with additional sign "en:palochka".


  • The idea of Lak Wikipedia has found interest in a Lak forum, where I have proposed it. There is much hope that Lak wikipedia will start growing immediately after its creation unlike some other Caucasian wikipedias which were created long ago and still lack users. - Slavik IVANOV 07:26, 27 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I moved this request here from the subpage for former USSR languages. Arbeo 20:10, 10 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support --Taichi - (あ!) 08:10, 20 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Slavik IVANOV, are you ready to contribute for wiki in this language or do you know people ready to do so? I would support this wiki, but only if there will be potential contributors Kneiphof 13:51, 25 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Slavik, you should more actively seek for native people support on your forum --Calmouk 21:01, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Yes, please make them all come here ;-) Arbeo 19:05, 4 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is not an easy task, you know; they say that they can't vote, can't register and what not... :( I have reminded them once more, let's hope. - Slavik IVANOV 22:03, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Amina Al Gazi-Gumuki is a native speaker from the Lak forum. - Slavik IVANOV 18:40, 4 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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