[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Canada mailing list now exists

Nicholas Moreau nicholasmoreau at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 14:15:02 UTC 2007

Yes, I was talking about the Swiss list.

Wikimedia Canada will try to promote the usage of Wikipedias and other
Wikimedia Foundation projects that exist in indigenous languages, as
well as any of the most prominent mother tongues in Canada (the
Chinese languages, Italian, German, Punjabi, and Spanish).

However, we will likely never have the need to operate the mailing
list in any Native language... most Aboriginal Canadians that have
access to the Internet know how to speak English or French as well.

I also must note that that list of languages is highly outdated.

While you list "Beaver", the language is known as
"Babine-Witsuwit'en". The "Ojibwe" languages are actually that of the
"Anishinaabe", and go under names like "Anihšināpēmowin" and
"Anishinaabemowin", not "Eastern" and "Western".


Message: 7
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:45:39 +0100
From: "Alfio Puglisi" <alfio.puglisi at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Wikimedia Canada mailing list now exists
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On 1/16/07, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hoi,
> Western Abnaki <http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:abe> -  Algonquin
> <http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:alq> -  American Sign Language
> These are the languages still spoken in Canada according to Ethnologue..
> There is more then English French Italian and Rhaeto Romanic to this
> wonderful country.

I think he was talking about the Swiss list...


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