Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Morlakian

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Morlakian Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Morlakian)
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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:

Extinct Eastern Romance language. See Morlachs--Millosh 06:48, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Morlakian (Murlaški, ruo ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: --Dalmatiaforce 11:10, 3 January 2009 (UTC) (NP)
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    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
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Arguments in favour[edit]

ISO-639-3 code for Morlakian is ruo . In fact it is code for Istroromanian , which is only living dialect of Morlakian speech.

Istro Romanians are descedants of Morlachs which are settled in Istria by Venice goverment after Candian war. In year 1857. there were 40000 Morlachs in Istria and 144 000 in Dalmatia , but Dalmatian Morlachs are slavicised by Austro - Hungarian and Yugoslavian rule. In 1910 there were 2100 Morlachs around cities of Livno and Grahovo , today in Bosnia , but they are exterminated by communist yugoslavian government after WW2. Today there are not any speaker of pure Morlakian dialect in Dalmatia , but in Istria there are about 2000 of them. There are also some speakers of some morlakian dialects on island of Krk.

Morlachs are today called "Ćići" ,"Ćiribirci" , or "Vlahi". Name Morlach came from "Mor" which means "Great" and Vlach , Mor Vlach.

Arguments against[edit]

The requirement is for ISO-639-3 recognition. Without this, this request is on a route to be rejected. Thanks, GerardM 16:52, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

With the inherent ambiguity and only 562 people speaking the language ... it does not look good. Thanks, GerardM 12:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

General discussion[edit]