Template talk:Languages of Oklahoma

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Vietnamese[edit]

I removed "Vietnamese" as I don't see how it can be considered a "language of Oklahoma". I realize that Oklahoma has a substantial Vietnamese population, but including the language may lead to a slippery slope where we need to list a language for each group of people who live there (Irish, ect.) This template should primarily include native languages. Of course others may feel otherwise. Joefromrandb (talk) 03:26, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

The only languages listed that are indigenous to Oklahoma are Caddo, Wichita, and, in a big stretch, the extinct Tonkawa language. Vietnamese is much more widely spoken in Oklahoma than many languages listed on this template. Here's info from the 2000 census. -Uyvsdi (talk) 19:16, 28 April 2012 (UTC)Uyvsdi
I don't have a big problem with your returning Vietnamese, or adding German for that matter. But I do think there should be some set of defined criteria for this template. Take Delaware, for example. As far as I can see, the only Delaware who live in Oklahoma are small Unami colonies. Unami is an extinct language. I have a hard time seeing how even it can be called an "Oklahoma language", let alone the plural "Delaware languages". While returning "Vietnamese" may be the right call, I also think it would be the right call to examine and possibly remove some of the others. Joefromrandb (talk) 03:39, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
What specifically do you propose? I just italicized Delaware for its extinction in OK. Of the four Delaware tribes in the US, three are located in Oklahoma. -Uyvsdi (talk) 22:49, 29 April 2012 (UTC)Uyvsdi
Perhaps I'm off-base. You seem to be well-versed in the subject, so I'll defer to you. Joefromrandb (talk) 01:36, 30 April 2012 (UTC)