Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Zaparoan

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main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Zaparoan)
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Process-stop.svg 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:

April fool prank a second proper request might be considered
Proposal summary
  • Language details: w:Záparo (zro ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: 15:52, 1 April 2009 (UTC) (P)[reply]
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages:
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Zaparoan is spoken by 1 people in Peru. I think it would be great idea to have a Wikipedia in this language.

Arguments in favour

Arguments against

  • oppose: there's no user requesting this and I guess that IP isn't making a good test for this either. One speaker is a little bit too little for a wikipedia, I think. --OosWesThoesBes 16:53, 1 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Other discussion

If anything, it shows the problem with the current language proposal rules: Moribund languages with as little as 1 native speaker may easily be proposed, yet vigorous languages with many second/third languages such as Ancient Greek which can even show an active Incubator project get rejected. -- Prince Kassad 20:52, 1 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Every language can be proposed, and the reason is simple: Meta is a wiki, so anyone can create a page and submit a proposal. The reason why this is not rejected, is because the proposal is submitted just yesterday. SPQRobin (inc!) 16:23, 2 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Well, what day was yesterday? -- Prince Kassad 20:05, 2 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]