[Wikipedia-l] Brazilian Portuguese

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Tue Aug 17 22:22:48 UTC 2004

Daniel Mayer wrote:

>--- Felipe Sanches <felipe.sanches at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Wikipedia new language request.
>>There are 182.1 million people in Brazil who use Brazilian Portuguese
>>as their main language.
>>Brazilian Portuguese IS NOT the same as Portuguese (domain
>>pt.wikipedia.org) and it still isn't on the list
>American English isn't the same as British English nor is Mexican Spanish the
>same as Spanish Spanish. 
>So you are going to have to justify balkanizing the Portuguese Wikipedia, IMO.
>A vote on that wiki (which is rather large and active) should be conducted.
I don't think that a vote would help.  It will only show one group to be 
dominant, and may just divide that community even more.  Accepting the 
other side's way of expressing itself is worth a lot more.


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