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Laz Wikipedia and WiktionaryEdit

See also the second proposal (verified as eligible)

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Laz)
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  This proposal has been closed as part of a reform of the request process.
This request has not necessarily been rejected, and new requests are welcome. This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 06:25, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Laz (Lazuri Nena, lzz ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: en-wp:Macukali
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: —
  • External links:
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  1. Support --Karazi 14:49, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  2. Supporttr:Toroci(N)
  3. Supporttr:Macukali(N)
  4. Support 64.56.235.16 15:00, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
  5. Support Kober
  6. Support Khoikhoi 17:03, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
  7. Support Belgian man (nl #na en) 11:12, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
  8. Support --Taichi - (あ!) 05:48, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
  9. Support --Memty 12:27, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  10. Support Kneiphof 12:54, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  11. Support nl:Gebruiker:Boudewijn Idema , 13:58, 1 September
  12. Support Sroulik 16:35, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  13. Support Trulala-- 03:27, 27 September 2006 (UTC) I'm surprised Wikipedia didn't already have this language.
  14. Support. The language is worth of it, but I would like to see some native speakers first. --Dmitry Gerasimov 10:51, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
  15. --Node ue 22:56, 9 August 2006 (UTC) until you find some native speakers.
  16. --Baristarim 05:26, 23 September 2006 (UTC) Please let some native users make the demand..
  17. According ethnologue.com the Language has only 33.000 speakers, not 500.000 - You are confused with Mingrelian. Jeroenvrp 16:44, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
  18. A) No users that are willing to work --> b) No native speakers -- Raghav 15:09, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
  19. Support--Imz 23:02, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
  • If cdo is the ISO code, you will have to go with it for the subdomain, too. This appears a bit unfortunate, since laz would certainly be nice. If possible, try to have the ISO code changed, which I doubt would be easy or quickly accomplished. Good luck! -- Purodha Blissenbach 00:16, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Etnologuetotally wrong about statistics of Laz speakers. There's not any statistic about Laz even other minorities in Turkey.It's just a conjecture or projection of 1965 census.
  • The en:Laz_language only gives lzz as the code, so that's what I've changed it to. Tuf-Kat 02:29, 19 October 2006 (UTC)