Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Hiligaynon

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Hiligaynon Wikipedia[edit]

See also second request (verified as eligible)
main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Hiligaynon)
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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 06:12, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Proposal summary
  • Language details: Hiligaynon (Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, hil ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Jose77
    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: —
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  • Strong Support-found some speakers in wiki, 23prootie 17 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - Hiligaynon is one of the 12-13 major languages of the Philippines. It has more native speakers than Waray-Waray and Kapampangan both of whom currently have functional, active Wikipedias --Harvzsf 05:23, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - it's a major regional lingua franca in western Visayas, making it the 4th most-spoken Philippine language. --Chris S. 05:54, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Support if supported by two or more native speakers ;-) --ARBE0 16:35, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Support. it's about time. this should have been requested long time ago after the cebuano wikipedia. but sure, more native speakers should help. -- Saluyot 03:06, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Support. As a native speaker of Illongo I highly support a Hiligaynon Wikipedia. It is quite a large language.

24.4.106.220 (N), 01:23, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Strong Support.- It's the fourth largest native language in the Philippines in terms of number of speakers, and is a lingua franca in the Western Visayas --Katimawan2005 07:16, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
The Hiligaynon Test Wikipedia can now be found Here alongside the other Incubation Wikipedias.
The Hiligaynon Test Wikipedia can now be found Here alongside the other Incubation Wikipedias.
  • Support Good luck! --Weekeejames 10:59, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Support per above. However, more registered native speakers would be nice (see below). --Sky Harbor 16:43, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
  • I agree with "Chris S.". I even know someone who speaks it, but I think not in the native level. So as a resident in the Philippines, I'll Support the wiki. A-yao 15:01, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Oldak Quill 18:30, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Support I do not speak Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, but I know some native speakers and I know enough to make small contributions. I think this would be an important encyclopedia since there are otherwise very few works in Ilonggo outside of the Philippines (and there are many Filipinos outside of the Philippines). w:User:Gronky 14:06, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Support nl:Gebruiker:Boudewijn Idema 14:16, 1 september 2006

  1. Support -- Tobias Conradi 02:19, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Bastique 16:40, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
  1. Support - SaorhGumpaetx 15:46, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  2. Strong Support. Seven millions native speakers + four millions second-language speakers! Kneiphof 13:26, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Note: Some comments came from before native speakers noted their approval on this page.

  1. Oppose with fire no native speakers requested this. - FrancisTyers 10:18, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
    Question: If native speakers show up and prove willingness to take responsibility for the implementation of this project will you withdraw your current opposition?--Harvzsf 05:23, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
    If more than five dedicated native speakers show up, and request this Wiki with the intention of building an encyclopaedia then sure I'd withdraw my opposition. We don't need another Tajik Wikipedia, with no good articles and no native speakers to improve it. - FrancisTyers 16:18, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
    For what it's worth, the Norman Wikipedia has only 2 native speakers (one at start) and is now nearing 1,000 articles. A successful test wikipedia is a much better sign than counting the number of native speakers. That said, I'm Weak Oppose against anything that does not have a test Wikipedia with at LEAST 25 articles. The Jade Knight 05:33, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
    I would like to further add that Tajik Wikipedia does have a dedicated native speaker now; in fact, the number of articles over there has slowly grown from 31 to 81. --Jose77 10:53, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  2. Oppose As was said: against anything that does not have a test Wikipedia with at LEAST 25 articles. I fully agree with this requirement. --Reo On|+|+ 00:57, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
  3. Oppose, nobody is going to write in this Wikipedia --Jeffrey Garland 14:53, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
    • How can you be sure of that? As someone from the Philippines, I found your comment totally contrary to the facts on the ground. Sure, only a few might be persuaded to contribute time and effort improving that Wikipedia, but that doesn't mean that nobody will right in them. Hiligaynon is a widespread language in our country. --Bentong Isles 14:30, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  1. Yet another wikipedia, dead from birth -- Raghav 14:24, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
    • See my comments to Jeffrey above. --Bentong Isles 14:30, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Suggestion to help this proposal: since there are anonymous IPs who list themselves as native speakers who are willing to the growth of the Hiligaynon Wikipedia, it is highly recommended that these people register as to make their votes count. Or if they have an account on an existing Wikimedia project (i.e. Wikipedia), they can list that too! --Sky Harbor 14:36, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi everyone, the Hiligaynon Test Wikipedia can now be found Here alongside the other Incubation Wikipedias.
--Jose77 22:21, 27 July 2006 (UTC)