Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tarifit

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Tarifit wikipedia[edit]

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Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support Tarifit is a living language. It has some problems, but i think it began to flourish. It is now studied in several European universities, and in some European schools like Catalunya and France, and maybe in some other countries where the Riffians form a considerable minority. The Tarifit language (A branche of the Berber language, spoken in Northern Morocco) is used in some sities like "", "", "" and some other sites.Read3r 16:59, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Support I am not a speaker of Tarifit but i believe a Tarifit wiki version would be a very good idea and an interesting challenge. The language is spoken by around 4 million people around the world and for all these people a Tarifit encyclopaedia would be one of their main sources of knowledge and information. I do believe that Tarifit varsion would be a big asset to wikipedia. -- Szvest 18:34, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Support It has a valid iso code and a sufficient number of speakers, I'll help this project to success even though I don't speak this variety of berber but another.Toira 20:15, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Great idea! I hope I can crimp some Dutch Berbers for this. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 23:25, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Support I also find it a good idea! Now that the neo-tifinagh is the official writing for berber languages in Morocco which is developed by IRCAM, Tarifits written letters will be therefore standardized and will not make use of the many (various) complicated latin letters Hussa 23:25, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, if tarifit contributors are enough. Ayadho 13:50, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Tarifit is spoken by 4.5 million people and there are numerous websites which promote the language. If there are more native speakers who are willing to contribute, then I believe it has the potential to grow like Kabyle Wikipedia. --Jose77 05:28, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, Tarifit is a living languange and i beleive that a wikipedia in tarifit will give a good resource of informations and knowledges to its native speakers.--Zanatos11 23:15, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Support,Tarifit is spoken in North Morocco by some 5-6 million people. From the late sixties onwards, Rif Berbers migrated in considerable numbers to the Netherlands and Belgium. In the Netherlands the estimated number of speakers of tarifit is 350000 Dutch citizens from Moroccan origin.The Netherlands is home to the largest Rif Berber population outside of Morocco. Amsterdam is the third largest Rif Berber city in the world after Nador and Al Hoceima.In the academic year 2003-2004 tarifit courses are offered at Leiden University by dr. Mena Lafkioui or by Prof. Harry Stroomer.--agzennay 12:15, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
  • we really could stand to benefit from more african languages!Qrc2006 17:34, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Why not? Every language, Montenegrin inclduided shuld have is own wikipedia. It is only fair and rightful CRNOGORSKI PATRIOTA
  • Support Many speakers--Kaiyr 20:03, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
  • support of course There are enough articles and speakers.Dalinanir --ⴷⴰⵍⵉⵏⴰⵉⵔ 16:29, 18 January 2011 (UTC).
  • Of course. --U.Steele 19:45, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  • We Have to Give Birth to Wikipedia Tarifit and bring it to the world , its a beautiful language , and it has many native speakers who are using wikipedia either in arabic or in french ! then why not using it on their own language ? Syphax
  • Wikipedia would get more visitors if the Riffian language is added. It would gain more popularity among Moroccan people ( 5million Riffian speakers). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)
  • I'm demanding Wikipedia to urge the adoption of the new Riffian language into its languages. Kabyle people, who got theur language added, now all visit wikipedia as their main source of knowledge. I'm native Riffian and I demand to add this language. PS: I can contribute in all the editing and stuff.

Arguments against[edit]

  • none.

General discussion[edit]

  • In the arguments there is some discussion about the script that is to be used.. What script will be used ? GerardM 02:16, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Tarifit is mostly written in latin script in Morocco ,France , Netherlands and Belgium and this is what we will do .--agzennay 18:59, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I do prefer that we'll write in both scripts, after all Tifinagh is the historical script of all Berber (Tamazight) languages, but , in order to make it clear and understood for everybody , we shall write in Latin script too... Syphax 16:45 , 22 Aout 2011 (UTC)
  • Fortunately , Now all Wikipedia Users all over the world can have their keyboards on Tifinagh Script,[[1]] :

Localisation update[edit]

  • On Betawiki the required number of localisations have been done .. congratulations.. Another requirement is a few months of activity .. So please keep up the good work both for the localisation and the creation of new content. Ask me again in a month, and with sufficient activity, I will start looking for verification. Thanks, GerardM 13:03, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 98.13% of the most used MediaWiki messages have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:04, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Other relevant proposal[edit]

Should be coordinated with Requests_for_new_languages/Wikipedia_Berber... AnonMoos 13:11, 9 September 2009 (UTC)