Requests for new languages/Wikipedia West Frisian

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West Frisian Wikipedia[edit]

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This request does not have an ISO 639 code, which is one of the basic prerequisites explained in the language proposal policy. —{admin} Pathoschild 00:45:09, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: West Frisian (Westfries, no code yet) (Hollandic dialect)
  • Editing community: Mechielsen (NP), Dolfy (N), Plaats (N).
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    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: development wiki project
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Numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8 are the West Frisian dialects
  • The West Frisian wikipedia will be in the subdialects of it, Westfries, Wierings, Tessels, Vlielands, Enkhuizers, Egmonds, Kennemers, Volendams, Zaans and Markens.
  • This is the second request, beacause the first request was only for the West Frisian dialect Westfries, but it's better to make a wikipedia in all the West Frisian dialects. With al the dialects we reach to more people.
  • It will be a wikipedia like the Limburgish, Low Saxon and the Zealandic wikipedia, so everybody can write articles in their own West Frisian dialect.
  • West Frisian is not the language spoken in the province of Friesland, but it is a group of dialects in the northern part of the province of North-Holland and on two of the Frisian Islands (Texel and Vlieland).

Arguments in favour[edit]