Talk:Ain Sifni

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Requested move 29 October 2016[edit]

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The result of the move request was: No move. This has been open for 5 weeks, with no new comment in over a month. No evidence has been presented either way for which title is more common, though it's worth pointing out that Shekhan is not available as it's a dab page. This would need to be demonstrated as the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC of that term, and there's no evidence for that one way or the other. Cúchullain t/c 20:53, 6 December 2016 (UTC)



Ain SifniShekhan – Ain Sifni is the ancient name of the town, but Shekhan is the official, current one – 177.45.124.3 (talk) 15:42, 29 October 2016 (UTC) --Relisting. — Andy W. (talk) 16:58, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

This is a contested technical request (permalink). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:10, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
@177.45.124.3 and Fuortu: Looks like Ain Sifni is the common name. Fuortu (talk) 15:59, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

The official name of the town by to both the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, is Shekhan. The mostly spoken language in the town is the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish, and the people of the town refer to it as Shekhan. Ain Sifni is the old name of the town in Aramaic language, and is not used officialy to refer to the town and the district. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 177.45.124.3 (talk) 23:27, 29 October 2016 (UTC)


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