Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Llanito
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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 188.8.131.52
Arguments in favour
- 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)
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.
- The ethnologue info does not say anything about Llanito. At this stage this is full speculation. GerardM 02:33, 25 February 2009 (UTC)