Wiktionary talk:Rohingya index

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Rohingya language[edit]

IP adresses in the range 212.138.64.170 - 212.138.64.179 have recently added words of an alleged language called Rohingya. The same IPs are responsible for the bulk of the content of the Wikipedia articles on the w:Rohingya language. Googling for Rohingya language is not very revealing, but the Wikipedia pages suggest that the words added here could just be modified or Latinized spelling variants of actually existing words conceived by the (probably small number of) people behind the above IPs, and in this case might be deletion candidates (e.g. dabai, rwasígri) Ncik 01:36, 13 Jul 2005

There is no reference to this at http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Myanmar . There seems to be a political agenda behind these entries. In the absence of independent information about Arakanese and its dialects I'm inclined to go along with Ethnologue. The thing that I look for in these write-ups about an obscure language is the historical context, and that seems to be absent here and on Wikipedia. This should really be in rfd. Eclecticology 04:26, July 13, 2005 (UTC)
Ethnologue:mhv doesn't have reference to any script used for Arakanese/Rohingya in Burma. There may not even be a standard yet. Random googling suggests several scripts have been used in the past. Try asking the user if there already exists a standard he could use, but failing that, I don't see anything wrong with this. —Muke Tever 16:41, 13 July 2005 (UTC)