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Skolt Sami Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Skolt Sami)
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The closing committee member provided the following comment:

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Proposal summary
  • Language details: Skolt Sami (sms ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Hippophaë (P)
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  • App. number of speakers: 400
  • Location(s) spoken: Inari, Finland; Russia
  • Closely related languages, if any: other Finno-Lappic languages including Northern Sami, Inari Sami, Finnish, and Estonian, but not intelligible by speakers of these languages.
  • External links to organizations that promote the language: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

  • Comments:
    • Skolt Sami is an official language in Inari. It uses the Latin alphabet and has a standard orthography.
      • Considering the very small number of speakers this Wikipedia would be doomed unless at least a few native speakers are committed. As long as no native speakers declare their interest, I oppose this project. Arbeo 16:24, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • I support this project! The world needs Skolt Sami Wikipedia. It is true that only 400 speaks Skolt Sami, but there probably are more people that at least know the basic. I will help, if I learn Skolt Sami. Urvabara 06:09, 9 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose - I change my vote if exist a native speaker.--Taichi - (あ!) 23:40, 5 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - I'm not a native speaker of Skolt Sámi, but I do know the language. I would prefer that native speaker would be included though, so that revisions can be made to grammatical errors as I do not write flawless Skolt Sámi. A Skolt version of Wikipedia might be what the community needs to get the youngsters to start speaking in Skolt more often as it is viewed as a non-prestigious language in spite of all the work done in the region, mainly because the kids can't find stuff in the language on the net. --Yupik 13:18, 30 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support... Antares 18:43, 8 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]