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Article title: Should this be changed to Sakha in order to reflect the self-designation? I think there should at least be a page for "Sakha" that links with this page, like "see: Yakuts". But I don't know how to do this.Kyune (talk) 21:28, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
I think this page needs a lot of work--I am willing and able to write a more extensive entry for this page with extensive citations (at least from Russian-language sources), but when I tried to edit it initially, the page was automatically reverted. That was probably because I am a new user and I don't really understand how to format things correctly, despite trying to read all the help things that wikipedia has. Is there a way I can post some text as a suggestion and then other people can make sure it's formatted correctly? Kyune (talk) 22:44, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
While having no direct knowledge of this topic, I view the change to a redirect as inappropriate. It was done by an unregistered user and blanked a page with a decent editing history over a year old to make it a redirect with no discussion on the talk page or explanation. They should have taken this to the talk page before proceeding on this path. ‡ MAHEWA ‡ • talk 03:06, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
The result of the move request was: not seeing any consensus or strong arguments for renaming Kotniski (talk) 10:09, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Yakuts → Sakha — I don't know why people here are so reactionary nowadays, but if somebody want formality here is is. The reason as was said by user Kyune above is this name is highly informal and is rather a neologism from Russian language. Just google.com statistics gives 118000 results for word Yakuts and 4,510,000 for word Sakha. And I don't think any high level literature may used Yakuts instead of Sakha, just for example Britannica gives me just Sakha without any mentioning of a novelty ethnonym. Moreover, I feel that it's bad for non-English wikipedias as well, as people usually refer for English wikipedia to get a suggestion for a correct ethnonym. And as for now this way, only Azeri wiki still have an article with correct ethnonym. A. Rhein--126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:22, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
I think it does pass as a common name, just see figures of google results. Yakuts is a reneologisation of an old incorrect word for a few other ethnicities that came to common slang by nineteen eighties. For most of the past, the word used for this ethnicity was Sakha, the Yakuts word just came to English as a result of double translation of Russian language literature very recently. All first language research papers in English always used proper ethnonym prior to nineties. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:40, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
The results from Britannica, which is noted as a comprehensive compilation of first language research, supports my position as well as wikipedia's original research and reliable sources policy.--184.108.40.206 (talk) 02:01, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
You're mixing up the hits for the people with the Sakha Republic (official name) and the language. This article is about the people. Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556> haneʼ 02:00, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes google is mixing it a bit, but it doesn't however diminish an overwhelmingly large amount of ethnographic research materials from pre-electronic times also listed. There are only 2 articles now that use Yakuts ethnonym and more than a thousand for Sakha, which are overwhelmingly of ethnographic content. Britannica's main Sakha article uses Sakha as a name for this ethnic group as well A. Rhein --220.127.116.11 (talk) 03:37, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
I need to mention that Yakut articles from scholar.google.com are not coming from first language sources in their majority. A. Rhein --18.104.22.168 (talk) 06:27, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
So, are we moving to closing of this discussion? A. Rhein--22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:37, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
This page and the Sakha Republic one appea to be plagued by IP editors with an agenda. I had to clean out stuff about "enigmatic ancient cultures" on the indigenous side, and "tricky pacts" and "sadistic" chiefs on the Yakut and Russian side. So please, if you want to introduce such stuff, make sure it is based on references to begin with, and once you do cite your references still try to hide your righteous anger, or romantic indigenism, or whatever it is you want to express, beneath a minimum of encyclopedic tone. --dab(𒁳) 09:44, 5 May 2011 (UTC)