Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Papiamentu

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Papiamentu Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Papiamentu)
submitted verification final decision
Application-certificate.svg 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]

  • Comments:
    • Dutch Wikimedia intitiative
    • Creole language native to the black population of the Dutch Layward Islands, based on Spanish and Portuguese, with a heavy influence of Dutch.
    • Just 100,000 speakers? There seem to live 150,000 people on Curaçao, 100,000 on Aruba and 10,000 on Bonaire. With 80% of those speaking Papiamentu and some 150,000 more in the Netherlands, you get as many as 350,000 speakers. Caesarion 09:08, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • I used to know someone who spoke papiamento even :-) Sounds like a good plan. en:User:Kim Bruning
    • I've heard Papiamento in actual use, I found it understandable, and when reading a text in Papiamento I found I have very little difficulty with it and only a word or two escape me. I support the establishment of a Papiamento wiki. ILVI 13:49, 14 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Can someone explain to me what the link to request mailing list thing is. And also what must I write in the test page?--Ghettocash 14:33, 4 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Support Arbeo 10:08, 21 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Support DanielM 07:04, 25 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Support kamizu (native speaker) 03:07, 4 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Support Slam 10:15, 4 March 2006. Native Speaker.
    • Support Ghettocash (native speaker) 14:33, 4 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Support DaveMagnus (native speaker) 12:03, 4 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Support Ñaña (native speaker) 13:23, 4 March 2006
    • Support Doerwino (native speaker) 19:23, 4 March 2006
    • Support Joao Xavier 08:46, 8 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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]