Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tetum

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Tetum Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Tetum)
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 tet: 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. Shanel 19:50, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Proposal summary
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  • Notes/comments
    • Number of speakers: 800,000
    • Locations spoken: East Timor (official language, together with Portuguese), West Timor
    • Related languages: Central Malayo-Polynesian languages (Kemak, Mambai, Bima, etc); more distantly related to Maori, Indonesian, Tagalog, Amis
    • Official language of East-Timor
  • Support... but I'd like to know who's proposing it. --Chamdarae 23:27, 21 November 2005 (UTC)
    • I think we should not accept requests that lack a contact anymore in the future. They only clog this page even more and usually lead to nothing. Arbeo 14:26, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
      • I agree. At best they're creating lots of work for other people. I would like to see a Tetum wikipedia though... But I don't know of any Tetum-speaking wikipedians (beyond { {tet-1} }) who could help with this. --Chamdarae 10:52, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
      • In this case, I'm willing to be the contact person. :-) --Chamdarae 11:11, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
        • /ME places his head on the chopping block.
          • I also want to cooperate and will find people to help us to create a Tetum wikipedia! --Manuel de Sousa 01:03, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Taichi - (^_^) 21:12, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Support --Hégésippe | ±Θ± 01:23, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Support I see a lot of parallels between Tetum and my native Tagalog - both are Austronesian languages with vocabulary heavily drawn upon Romance languages. --Chris 19:16, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Support Revolución 02:07, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment -- As the official language of a sovereign nation, this shouldn't even require a vote. It should be created automatically and ASAP, just like all other official languages. Blockinblox 02:40, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
    • However, the fact that it's an official language will not automatically assure a productive Wikipedia. (Cf. the completely inactive editions in Sango, Hiri Motu, Venda, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Dhivehi ...). Therefore, I believe we'd better wait until a couple of native speakers register here. Arbeo 17:32, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Support --Manuel de Sousa 01:03, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --João Xavier -> I'm also interested on collaborating with a Tetum wiki. (João Xavier M.Santos, from Brazil).
  • Support... ha'u bele ajuda imi hodi hamosu wikipedia ho lia-tetun. I can help you in creating a wikipedia in tetum. --JPEsperanca (N) 22:26, 12 January 2006
    • Ha'u ladún iha tempu atu tradús testu hotu-hotu iha manuál-estilu maibé ha'u bele hakerek artigu oioin ba ita-nia wikipedia-tetun. I'm afraid I do not have much time to translate all the texts in the style manual but I can write different articles for our tetum wikipedia. JPEsperanca 22:27, 12 January 2006
  • Support --Furak (N) -> I'm Timorese and a native speaker of Tetum. I want to contribute. --Furak 19:20, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Paul Theuz (N) 22:28, 19 January 2006 (UTC) - Tetum native speaker
  • Support --Joao Freitas Camara (N) 02:08, 20 January 2006 (UTC) Gostaria de dar a minha colaboração nesta actividade creativa.
  • Support - i am from east timor and a native speaker of tetum --Victor Tavares 17:40, 22 January 2006 (UTC) (N)
  • Support -- sou luis costa, autor do dicionário tétum-português, guia de conversação português-tétum; brevemente sairá língua tétum, contributos para uma gramática e estou a trabalhar no dicionário português-tétum --Luis Costa 23:18, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Support -- Ha'u hakerek barak ona ba artigu kona-ba Tetun en:Tetum_language no ha'u bele tradús artigu seluk. I've already written for this article about Tetum, and can translate other articles. Quiensabe 19:06, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Support -- Tetum e a minha lingua materna (sou de Soibada). Conta comigo para introduce o tetum ao mundo e ao futuro melhor do nosso povo. Jose Luis Lopes 21:52, 14 February 2006 (UTC)