Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Papiamentu

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Papiamentu Wikipedia[edit]

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

The requested project was created at pap: at an indeterminate date. Note that this request was approved before the implementation of the standardised Language proposal policy, and should not be used as a model for future requests. —{admin} Pathoschild 02:58, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Proposal summary
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  • Relevant infos:
    • App. number of speakers: 320.000
    • Location(s) spoken: Aruba (Papiamentu is an offical language of Aruba), Curacao(Official language Papiamentu), Bonaire(Official language Papiamentu) St. Maarten(Papiamenty spoken by some) en the Netherlands(spoken by the people of the netherlands antilles)
    • Closely related languages, if any: Portuguese, Dutch, English, Spanish
    • External links to organizations that promote the language:

General discussion (first request)[edit]

General discussion (second request)[edit]


I have already spoken with a lot of proffesionals in the field of the Papiamentu language.

  • Support GhettoCash (native speaker) 11:36pm, Thursday March 2th 2006
  • This request was done before. However, now a native Antilliaan seems to be involved, so I support this request (and would be willing to learn Papiemento myself) Caesarion 09:00, 3 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Phyx (native speaker) I also support the adding of the language. (21:49, Friday March 3rd 2006)
  • Support Waerth 21:29, 3 March 2006 (UTC) - I support this one!Reply[reply]
  • Support Bodok (native speaker)
  • Support Darren (native speaker)
  • Support Chearitee (native speaker)
  • Support Slam (native speaker) 7:00pm, Friday March 3th 2006. Papiamentu is not a dialect, it is a languange on it's own. So I support this request.
  • Support kamizu (native speaker) 4:00am, Saturday March 4th 2006. I would like to see my native language get more exposure and recognition and I believe this is one way to do so.
  • ATTENTION: No need create more this votation; exist an approvation for create the Papiamentu Wikipedia but need native speakers; please read more Requests_for_new_languages/Native_speaker_support#Papiamentu_.288.29; and this votation finalized. --Taichi - (あ!) 01:57, 4 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're right Taichi. I think that this proposal be combined with the earlier proposal and moved to the Approved requests page. --Harvzsf 03:15, 4 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think that now all the native speakers must be create the Test page instead vote.--Taichi - (あ!) 03:34, 4 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]