Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Mandika

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Mandinka Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Mandika)
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg This proposal has been rejected.
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:

No activity in the incubator, and the majority of native speakers have no internet access.--Shanel 18:33, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Mandinka (mnk ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Hermitage17 (P)
    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: Test project
  • External links:
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Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Mandinka is spoken by an estimated 1.2 million people worldwide, and is the main language of The Gambia. Provided native speakers can be found to start the project, there should be no problem in finding enough contributors in the longer term. Warofdreams 12:49, 16 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • has it's own ISO code. Start it and let's see how bit by bit people contribute. Tobias Conradi 22:03, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose I don't really believe there will be enough contributors. unsigned by 04:29, 15 January 2007.
  • Oppose. The most people in Gambia have no acces to Wikipedia.
  • Oppose, no native man has shown up yet --Ooswesthoesbes 16:12, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

General comments[edit]

  • none.