Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Llanito

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This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

this request does not fulfill the requirement of having an ISO-639-3 code. GerardM 18:50, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Llanito (ISO 639-3 ???)
  • Editing community: ????
    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: development wiki project
  • External links:
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Llanito (pronounced [jɑˈnito] or [ʒɑˈnito]) or Yanito is an Andalusian Spanish based vernacular spoken in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. Gibraltarians also call themselves Llanitos. It consists of an eclectic mix of Andalusian Spanish and British English, marked by a great deal of code switching and loanwords from many other Mediterranean languages.

The language is spoken by many people on the Rock, and a Wikipedia Llanito would benefit these speakers. The language has no official status, and limited publications and websites have been made in the language so this would help preserve Gibraltar's unique culture.


Also: Pitkern, a similar type of language has a Wikipedia. Llanito has more speakers and therefore would be ideal to have it's own Wikipedia. this unsigned request was made 2008, September 16, by 92.10.77.101


Arguments in favour[edit]

Arguments against[edit]

  • This proposal is on a fast-track to be rejected. When assurances are given that a code is sought at SIL, I am happy to leave it on the current state. Thanks, 07:41, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
  • I need people to include for the Community part of the template.. this is another good reason for rejecting the request. GerardM 07:41, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

General Discussion[edit]

As to my knowledge, SIL knows of Llanito and mentions it as a dialect of English spoken in Gibraltar but does not provide a language code for it. Reason unknown.

How about requesting one? From all that I know about Llanito, I believe such request should be successful. --Purodha Blissenbach 03:40, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

The ethnologue info does not say anything about Llanito. At this stage this is full speculation. GerardM 02:33, 25 February 2009 (UTC)