Thank you, Vito! And, yes, inputs of this kind are definitely welcome!
I would also like that we have proper attribution for the posts. For
example, to sign it as "Language committee (written by Vito [&...])".
Vito, what's your preferred Wikimedia user page?
On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Vito Genovese <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This is my first ever comment on this list, so namaste everyone!
> I've taken the liberty of putting together a text about the Kho people. It
> is obviously a draft, and there is much room for improvement. I just hope
> that it serves as a starting point for Satdeep to create a better flowing
> final text for the blog. Here it is:
> The Kho people (Khowar: کھو, meaning "people"), also known as Chitralis
> (چترالي), are a Dardic ethnic group located primarily in South Asia. They
> are the predominant ethnic group in the Chitral region of Pakistan. It is
> estimated that their current population is approximately 300,000 people,
> most of whom live in Pakistan, with a small population living in
> Afghanistan. They are mostly Sunni and Ismaili Muslims.
> Kho culture is an ancient culture which places heavy emphasis on poetry,
> song, and dance. Folk singers, sitar and reed instrument players are
> respected members of the community. Kho people also have a great respect for
> law and order. Much of this can be attributed to Chitral being a stable
> kingdom for most of its history, where the rule of law and the will of the
> ruler came before tribal concepts such as revenge and isolationism. The
> festivities are mostly related to agriculture, which reveals the
> significance of agriculture for the Kho people.
> Their language, Khowar, is a Indo-Aryan language of the Dardic branch.
> Alternate names include Arniya, Chitrali, Kashkari, Patu, and variants
> thereof. This SOV language is spoken by the Kho people in Chitral district,
> Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan (including the Yasin Valley, Golaghmuli
> Valley, Phandar Ishkoman and Gupis), and in parts of Upper Swat. Speakers of
> Khowar have also migrated heavily to Pakistan's major urban centres,
> including but not limited to Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.
> Khowar is spoken as a second language in the rest of Gilgit and Hunza.
> Dialects include North Khowar, South Khowar, East Khowar, and Swat Kwohar,
> with the North Khowar considered as the high variety. Kho people use Naskh
> and Nastaliq variants of the Arabic script to write Khowar.
> 2017-02-26 15:55 GMT+03:00 Satdeep Gill <email@example.com>:
>> Awesome! I would love to write for the wikimedia blog. And yes, we should
>> promote languages on the blog.
>> I will do it the next few days.
>> Satdeep Gill
>> From: Milos Rancic
>> Sent: Sunday, February 26, 17:47
>> Subject: Re: [Langcom] Khowar Wikipedia analysis
>> To: Wikimedia Foundation Language Committee
>> On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Satdeep Gill wrote: > I can surely
>> prepare a paragraph about the Khowar people, language and > culture in the
>> next two days. A couple of paragraphs, a legitimate blog post :) But it's
>> not that hard: Wikipedia and Ethnologue could give you all necessary data
>> and you should just arrange it: people, culture, language. We should start
>> promoting languages on blog.wikimedia.org :)
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