Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Cebuano

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Cebuano Wikipedia[edit]

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 ceb: 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. —{admin} Pathoschild 05:19, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Cebuano (ceb ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Bentong (P), Razy (N), Harigangis! (N), Benjie (N), Lito (N), Nino Gonzales (N)
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    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: —
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  • Relevant infos:
    • App. number of speakers: 24,000,000
    • Location(s) spoken: Central and Southern Philippines. Cebuano is the native language in Cebu, Siquijor, Southern Leyte, Negros Oriental, Camiguin, and large areas of Mindanao. It is the lingua franca of the Visayas and Mindanao group of islands
    • Closely related languages, if any: Boholano, Surigaonon
    • External links to organizations that promote the language: Defend the Indigenous Languages of the Archipelago (Philippines) -- not specific to Cebuano, but a group devoted to fighting the national language policy of the Philippine government, which is biased to Tagalog; -- a website on the Bisaya people and languages; -- the biggest forum of Cebuano speakers; Bisaya Bloggers-- a group of bloggers who write in Binisaya, which includes Cebuano; Bisaya Yahoo Group -- Yahoo group in Cebuano
  • Comments:
    • Cebuano is the Philippine language with the most number of speakers. It is but right and proper to have a Wikipedia in this language.
    • Support. As far as I know, millions of people in the Philippines have only a limited command of Tagalog/Filipino. Cebuano being the most widely used "other" language in that country, a Cebuano Wikipedia will benefit a very large community. Arbeo 15:31, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Cebuano is related to Tagalog. Ask tl: to host Cebuano? Scott Gall 03:49, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • Bottom line, Scott: no. --Node ue 16:49, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • I think you already know the answer. (However, that can be arranged.) NazismIsntCool 03:53, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC
        • What can be arranged? Cebuano is NOT Tagalog. Period. --Bentong 10:05, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Support I'd love to see more Wikipedias in other Philippine languages. --Christopher Sundita 07:55, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Support ¡It's about time! --Harvzsf 02:36, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Support Waerth 03:11, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • SupportuNode ue 16:49, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Support Katimawan2005 10:58, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
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