Request of new variant subtag for kichwa (inside qu)

mailler at mailler at
Tue Jun 7 11:12:24 CEST 2011


Please find below a variant creation request for Kichwa.

I am available for any further question about the request, I subscribed to
the mailing-list so you don't need to Cc me on the messages. The main
point on this request is to be able to create a new wikipedia project in
this variant of the quechua language, which has official status in Ecuador
(see below).

With kind regards,

Sylvain Mailler

   1. Name of requester: Mailler Sylvain
   2. E-mail address of requester: mailler at
   3. Record Requested:
      Description:Shukllachishka kichwa (Kichwa Unificado (es) / Unified
kichwa (en)) is a set of spelling and grammar rules that applies to
all the regiolects of the quechua macrolanguage spoken in Ecuador.
      Comments:The Unified kichwa is a normalized grammar and spelling
that intends to cover all the variants of quechua spoken in Ecuador.
It is normalized by Governmental institutions (e.g. National
direction of the bilingual education - DINEIB), and by ALKI
(Academia de la lengua kichwa). The kichwa language is co-official
in Ecuador (Spanish is the official language, kichwa and Shuar are
official languages "for intercultural communication" according to
Art. 2 of the current Constitution of Ecuador). An official Unified
Kichwa translation of the Constitution of Ecuador is published on
the website of the Parliament of Ecuador
Therefore, there is a system of bilingual education in all the
kichwa-speaking areas of the country, where the Unified Kichwa is
   4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
   5. Reference to published description
      of the language (book or article): Two main publications describe
the language :
- a spanish-kichwa diccionary
- an extensive Grammar book that describe the rules of the language
   6. Any other relevant information:
       Test wiki for Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator:
       Code at is qu-ec, used for spellchecker:

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