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Please contribute to the test project. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:32, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
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Shina is a living language of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. (with more than 500,000 speakers). Shina is a language from the Dardic sub-group of the Indo-Aryan languages family spoken by the Shina people, a plurality of the people in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The separate nature of the Dardic languages is still clear, however, form their close relationship with other Indo-Aryan languages, especially Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.
The Shina language is the most spoken language in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, including some parts of India. It has around 500,000 speakers in 1981 to 1998, and it's growing every year. Making the Wikipedia of its own would be a good idea for the speakers and for the language itself. I got this idea from other Pakistani languages, such as Khowar Wikipedia and a few more. From that, I started to think, "why can't I create my own language Wikipedia?". So, please create this Wikipedia language as it will help some people that doesn't understand many of the words of other languages very good. So, in order to help many other people, I decided to make this Wikipedia language, to rich out all the people in Northern Pakistan, and parts of the Kashmir and as well as for the people of North-western India (because they speak nearly-same language as Shina). Khesrawkakakhail (talk) 21:59, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Strong Support Shina is the most spoken language of Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. So I recommend this language to be in Wikipedia in the best interest of the speakers.Khesrawkakakhail (talk) 05:11, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Support Every journey is started with a small and single step..... Hence no reason to not accept and Shina Language must be created on Wikipedia.Sheen 12:13, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Strong Support -- RAChitrali 05:13, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Strong Support Shina is a major language in Gilgit Baltistan. Taimoorahmed11 (talk) 20:48, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
I had actually considered making this proposal a couple of month ago, and think that it would be a great idea! Shina is a major, widely-used language, and this site could be very beneficial to those learning the language, or those who are not fully fluent in it. Especially useful all around Pakistan! I will be very glad in doing my best to create it and and will gladly help when somebody would feel bother. Khesrawkakakhail (talk) 12:31, 18 December 2015 (UTC)