User:SPQRobin/languages

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This is a place for me to try to understand the varieties of a certain language or language family, along with their wikis.

Arabic[edit]

Arabic Dialects.svg

ar: - Standard Arabic (MW locale; Arabic)

Language Wiki MediaWiki
Algerian Arabic Wp/arq (mixed Latin/Arabic) on TWN (Latin)
Algerian Saharan Arabic Wp/aao
Babalia Creole Arabic Wp/bbz
Baharna Arabic Wp/abv
Chadian Arabic Wp/shu
Cypriot Arabic Wp/acy
Dhofari Arabic Wp/adf
Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic Wp/avl
Egyptian Arabic arz: (Arabic) yes (Arabic)
Gulf Arabic Wp/afb
Hadrami Arabic Wp/ayh
Hijazi Arabic Wp/acw
Libyan Arabic Wp/ayl (some pages; Arabic) no support
Mesopotamian Arabic acm
Moroccan Arabic Wp/ary (mainly Latin) yes (Latin)
Najdi Arabic Wp/ars
North Levantine Arabic Wp/apc
North Mesopotamian Arabic Wp/ayp
Omani Arabic Wp/acx
Saidi Arabic Wp/aec
Sanaani Arabic Wp/ayn
Shihhi Arabic Wp/ssh
South Levantine Arabic Wp/ajp
Standard Arabic arb -> ar:
Sudanese Arabic Wp/apd
Sudanese Creole Arabic Wp/pga
Ta'izzi-Adeni Arabic Wp/acq
Tajiki Arabic Wp/abh
Tunisian Arabic Wp/aeb (Latin) only TWN (aeb enabled; no localisation)
Uzbeki Arabic Wp/auz



Berber[edit]

The colored areas of modern-day North Africa indicate where 90% or more of the local populations speak a variety of the Berber language as a sole or a primary language

wp/ber -> a standardised form ("ber" is collective, not a macrolanguage!)

Language Wiki MediaWiki Narayam
  Shilha wp/shi (mainly Latin; also Tifinagh) Latin messages file; conversion script Latin/Tifinagh Latin -> Tifinagh
  Central Atlas wp/tzm
  Riff wp/rif (mainly Latin) Latin messages file; needs conversion Latin -> Tifinagh
  oasis groups
  Shenwa wp/cnu
  Kabyle kabwiki Latin messages file
  Shawiya wp/shy
  Tuareg (macrolanguage) wp/tmh


Quechua[edit]

Quechua (with country names).svg
  • Quechua I or Quechua B or Central Quechua or Waywash, spoken in Peru's central highlands and coast.
  • Quechua II or Quechua A or Peripheral Quechua or Wanp'una, divided into
    • Yungay Quechua or Quechua II A, spoken in the northern mountains of Peru; the most widely spoken dialect is Cajamarca.
    • Northern Quechua or Quechua II B, spoken in Ecuador (Kichwa), northern Peru, and Colombia (Inga Kichwa) --> wp/qug
    • Southern Quechua or Quechua II C, spoken in Bolivia, southern Peru, Chile, and Argentina. -> qu.wikipedia.org


Kurdish[edit]

Kurdish-inhabited area by CIA (1992).jpg

Kurdish has three standardized versions:

Northern (>3/4 of speakers) = Kurmanji (ku.wikipedia.org, also used for other varieties) Turkey, Syria and northern parts of Kurdish-speaking Iraq & Iran mainly Latin script, also Arabic
Central = Sorani (ckb.wikipedia.org) west Iran and much of Iraqi Kurdistan Perso-Arabic script
Southern = Kermanshahi (wp/sdh) Kermanshah province of Iran Arabic script
Laki (wp/lki) often grouped under Southern

See also meta:Proposals_for_closing_projects/Closure_of_Kurdish_2_Wikipedia

Zaza–Gorani languages[edit]

Many speakers of the Zaza–Gorani languages, particularly including Zazaki, Dimli, Gorani and Shabaki actually consider themselves as Kurds despite separate classification by various texts.

Indonesia[edit]

--> http://langconf2012.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Projects

Largest Languages in Indonesia (http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=IDJ)
(Figures indicate numbers of native speakers except for the national language, Indonesian)

Language Number (millions) Wiki
Indonesian/Malay 210 id:, ms:
Javanese 84.3 jv:
Sundanese 34.0 su:
Madurese 13.6 Wp/mad
Minangkabau 5.5 Wp/min
Musi 3.9 Wp/mui
Buginese 3.5 bug:
Banjarese 3.5 bjn:
Acehnese 3.5 ace:
Balinese 3.3 Wp/ban
Betawi 2.7 Wp/bew
Sasak 2.1 Wp/sas
Batak Toba 2.0 Wp/bbc
Makassarese 1.6 Wp/mak
Batak Dairi 1.2 Wp/btd
Batak Simalungun 1.2 Wp/bts
Batak Mandailing 1.1 Wp/btm
Jambi Malay 1.0 Wp/jax
Bolaang Mongondow 0.9 Wp/mog
Gorontalo 0.9 Wp/gor
Ngaju Dayak 0.9 Wp/nij
Lampung Api 0.8 Wp/ljp
Nias 0.8 Wp/nia
Batak Angkola 0.7 Wp/akb
North Moluccan Malay 0.7 Wp/max
Southern Min Chinese (Hokkien and Teochew) 0.7 nan:?
Chinese (Hakka) 0.6 hak:
Batak Karo 0.6 Wp/btx
Uab Meto 0.6 Wp/aoz
Bima 0.5 Wp/bhp
Manggarai 0.5 Wp/mqy
Torajan-Sa'dan 0.5 Wp/sda
Komering 0.5 Wp/kge
Tetum 0.4 tet:
Rejang 0.4 Wp/rej
Muna 0.3 Wp/mnb
Basa Semawa 0.3 Wp/smw
Bangka 0.3 Wp/mfb
Osing 0.3 Wp/osi
Gayo 0.3 Wp/gay
Bungku–Tolaki 0.3
Lewotobi 0.3
Tae' 0.3
Ambonese Malay 0.2

India[edit]

official languages