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No obvious issues with eligibility. --MF-W 20:53, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
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Toba Batak (Hata Batak Toba) is an Austronesian language which is spoken by the Toba Batak people. It is a part of the Batakic languages. That language used to be written in Surat Batak, but nowadays it is written in the Latin alphabet.
The Bataknese is a large and important ethnic from North Sumatra. It has a long cultural heritage and has left a written inscription since 12th CE (id:Prasasti Batugana I). XoXo (talk) 05:06, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Support Wikipedia Toba Batak or Batak Toba? Otherwise, loved to see this wiki created. Joseagush (talk) 05:08, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
English: Toba Batak; local name: Batak Toba. Wirjadisastra (talk) 05:24, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Batak Toba is one of the growing Indonesian languages community with great potential. I have seen active participation by its native speakers and considerable institutional support from Wikimedia Indonesia (e.g. social media posts and engagement in Toba language). Given time, it would be a valuable addition for the Wikimedia movement in Indonesia. I am also wondering whether the community would explore the use of some degree of Batak script, which is one of the oldest surviving writing system in Indonesia. dwf² (runding) 13:31, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
I'm so sure this would helps to documents the language digitally and improves the knowledge of those who is using this language. This Wikipedia language should be approved. Its large community can grow articles in this language rapidly. CyberTroopers (talk) 16:53, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
Support I'm support this language. Because it is an language in Indonesia and you know Indonesia are the 2nd of the largest country by language in the world after Papua New Guinea and the 4th largest country by population and the biggest country from culture Semuel Tahun (talk)
Support as a major language in Indonesia, it's about time that Batak Toba has its own Wikipedia. Danu Widjajanto (talk) 13:05, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
Support -- Si Gam (talk) 13:30, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Support I know some of them and they are really committed. Slaia (talk) 07:44, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm always for a new viable Wikipedia, but I'm always uncomfortable when a bunch of supports pop up on a request for a new Wikipedia. It does not need a bunch of people saying support, it needs a lot of people working in the Incubator over a period of time, and then working on the Wikipedia once it gets moved out of the Incubator. (In specific, not that I know it to be true in this case, it needs a lot of people who know the language, not who want to support the language.) Go. Build.--Prosfilaes (talk) 20:20, 8 September 2020 (UTC)