A committee member provided the following comment:
Current LPP policy does not allow Wikipedia for extinct languages and Old Tupi is an extinct language. --Sotiale (talk) 12:04, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Old Tupi is an important historical and cultural language in Brazil. It was the first language Portuguese navigators had contact with and the most spoken language in Brazil until 1758 when the Marquis of Pombal, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, forbade the use of the language. Today, Tupi is present in toponymy. But despite that, many people don't see the relevance that Tupi brought to Brazilian culture. That's why I make this request to add Old Tupi, to promote and give people more interest in the study of this language. It is possible to write articles in Old Tupi, as there are many sources through which many words and detailed grammar are known and a lot of people who know how to speak; so I believe Tupi deserves a chance.
--NoKiAthami (talk) 20:38, 16 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't see a problem here. Why don't extinct languages have a right to exist on Wikipedia? This language has a huge database, so full articles can be written in it. Also, this language was quite common in Brazil, and has a very important cultural significance for South America. Wikipedias in Gothic and Old English exist. These are extinct languages, and they died out much earlier than Old Tupi. How is Old Tupi any worse than these languages? --Gleb Zajarski (talk) 05:39, 17 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]