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Wiktionary Pitcairnese

main page Requests for new languages (Wiktionary Pitcairnese)
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Crystal Clear mimetype file temporary.png Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy). (See an unofficial analysis of this request.)

This proposal is on hold:

Waiting for native speakers. If you are a native speaker of Pitcairnese, please say it on this page or send email to --Millosh 11:26, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Proposal summary
  • Language details: Pitcairnese (pih ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Scottius11
    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.
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Arguments in favour

  • I support this--Komit 16:14, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
  • I support this project in principle, and I am able to contribute editorially, but I am not a native speaker the language. I would however propose a combined Norfuk/Pitkern wiktionary, as this appears to have been successful in the wikipedia format. The two languages/dialects are closely linked linguistically, and the Norfuk language has a significantly larger number of speakers (and larger expatriate community) as well as more readily available published references. Scottius11 05:57, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands have a unique place in British colonial history and their language should be preserved as much as possible. I also encourage a combined Norfuk and Pitkern wiktionary. There are native speakers on Norfolk Island, Pitcairn, New Zealand and Australia. fr33kman 20:09, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Necessary project. --Sarvaturi (talk) 16:23, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Arguments against

  • There's less than a hundred speakers. A dictionary of Pitkern at a large Wiktionary, probably the English wiktionary, would be useful, but a Wiktionary of Pitkern is unlikely to go anywhere.--Prosfilaes 18:12, 12 January 2010 (UTC)


  • There is nobody supporting this proposal... if it stays like this, it will be ignored. GerardM 08:19, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose The only reason I can think of to create would be completism. Given Pitcairners currently number 46 and are becoming increasingly reliant on other countries, particularly New Zealand, it is likely that Pitcairnese will diminish as a seperate language. As it is, it is only little more than a strong dialect. Aside from this, there is only 1 computer on Pitcairn and I can only see that contributors would be academics rather than native speakers. 22:11, 11 January 2010 (UTC) LINK3 22:19, 11 January 2010 (UTC) (Forgot to log in)