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Polabian Wikipedia

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been closed as part of a reform of the request process.
This request has not necessarily been rejected, and new requests are welcome. This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 02:54, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Polabian (Venska rec, po [invented])
  • Editing community: Vladis
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  • Number of speakers: a dead language, but comprehensible for any Slavic language speaker
  • Locations spoken: up to the 18th century spoken in the region of Wendland of Lower Saxonia, in the Medieval Ages spoken in the current German states of Brandeburg, Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a part of Schlesswig-Holstein and Niedersachsen. There are some dictionaries and short texts preserved in this language mostly from the 18th century
  • Related languages: Slavic language, nearly related to Polish and Kashubian, large similarity with Sorbian, Czech etc.
  • Promoting organizations: museum of Luechow (Lower Saxonia), [1]



I propose this language, because of the interest of my friends from Slavic countries and Eastern Germany. The Wikipedia page written in Polabian could be an important platform for the people interested in their own origins and nearly forgotten traditions (a large number of the onomastic richness of Eastern Germany testifies its Slavic origin). This Wikipedia would contain a dictionary to facilitate the use of the page. The scripture should be based on the scripture used in the scientific literature. I do not believe that there would be a revival movement of this language similar to the case of Cornish, but I just want to support the conscience, how this language looks like and that it may be understood by Slavic speakers and invite other interested people to participate or just to learn something about Polabian