Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Ilokano

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Ilokano 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 ilo: 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 23:47, 21 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]
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  • Notes/comments
    • Number of speakers:+9 million first and secondary speakers
    • Locations spoken;northern Philippines (Luzon island), also significant populations in Manila, Mindanao, United States (primarily Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Illinois), Canada, other nations with Filipino expatriates
    • Related languages:None. It is fairly homogenous with two very close dialects, termed North and South. The language belongs in its own branch in the Philippine Cordilleran family of languages.
Ilokano is the lingua franca of the northern Philippines, the mother tongue of more than seven million people, plus an additional two million secondary speakers around the country. They also comprise the majority of the Filipino and Filipino-American population in Hawaii and have significant numbers elsewhere. It is ranked 94th worldwide based on number of speakers.
(I have been a Wikipedia contributor since 2003. And I have recently started on translation of the pages into Ilocano offline. I just need help in going through the process of establishing the site. Thanks. Oavcacananta 03:23, 2 October 2005 (UTC))[reply]