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Confusion with dates?[edit]

The etymology section has this:

"The earliest reference to the name "Bengalūru" was found in a ninth-century Western Ganga Dynasty stone inscription on a "vīra gallu" (ವೀರಗಲ್ಲು) (literally, "hero stone", a rock edict extolling the virtues of a warrior). In this inscription found in Begur, "Bengalūrū" is referred to as a place in which a battle was fought in 890 CE. It states that the place was part of the Ganga Kingdom until 1004 and was known as "Bengaval-uru", the "City of Guards" in Halegannada (Old Kannada).[16][17]"

If the inscription is from the 9th century, it cannot possibly state that Bengaluru was part of the Ganga kingdom until 1004. Neither of the two references cited contain any mention of the 1004 date.

How can we contact u people.....plss reply Sunil tejasive (talk) 02:22, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Official Language[edit]

Why is the "Official Language" category missing ??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suchitmore (talkcontribs) 09:49, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

From where is it missing? - BilCat (talk) 10:25, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia is hurting Kannadiga's Sentiments by not chaning the article name to Bengaluru[edit]

I feel Wikipedia is hurting Kannadiga's Sentiments by not changing the article name to Bengaluru. The reasons given in the archived talk about the same subject is not logical. Wikipedia is a popular free encyclopedia which has become the main source for all, world over and many learn from Wikipedia. By not changing the Bengaluru name and still using the old name in the Wiki article it is making many of the Wikipedia readers to use Bangalore instead of Bengaluru, the real and official name of the City. When Baroda can become Vadodra in Wikepedia, why not Bangalore change to Bengaluru in the Wiki Article? Vadodra is still difficult to pronounce compared to Bengaluru. When people can say Honolulu which is the official name of Capital City of Hawaiian State, they can definitely pronounce Bengaluru which is easier than Honolulu! Just the mindset which is being imposed by Non-Bengalureans and Non-Kannadigas should change.

I strongly disagree with the reasons cited by some Wikipedians to not change the Bangalore article to Bengaluru and request to change the name of our City immediately as Bengaluru.

Thanks Srinivasa Sampigesrini (talk) 16:27, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Absolutely none of that has anything to do with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, even if you think they're illogical. Until substantive proof is provided to show that Bengaluru is the common English language name in published sources, the name of the article won't be changed. - BilCat (talk) 16:50, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
So what are you are asking is the Kannadigas/Indians get the name in all newpaper to refer to Bengaluru and not Bangalore. Am i right? Until then you will boss around here telling that it's Bangalore and stall the name change? By the way Bengaluru is the term used in news articles.[1] So why this arrogance?VandeMataram (talk) 02:11, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
By the way if you're saying that some clueless clooney in some part of the world is not using Bengaluru, its none of our issues. If one is called by some other name rather than your name because someone in the world cannot pronounce it is not my problem, it's yours. Get rid of the arrogance is what i can tell you people who are preventing the change.VandeMataram (talk) 02:15, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
See WP:NAMECHANGES. You need to show English-language sources around the world (not just India) now use Bengaluru more than Bangalore. --NeilN talk to me 02:28, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
No, what I'm asking is that you wait until enough newspapers and other published sources decide on their own to use Bengaluru that it becomes common usage. I'm sorry you think that's arrogance, but that's OK. I think it's arrogance when a few people from one country think the rules on WP shouldn't apply to them. :) But name calling isn't going to help the situation get resolved. - BilCat (talk) 02:49, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 June 2016[edit]

Renukarajput24 (talk) 14:37, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

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44 lakh vehicles?[edit]

Maybe "44 lakh vehicles" used in the article is not appropriate in an international text? With a little research I have know found out what it means (1 lakh = 100000) and that it has a very interesting etymology, but I don't think it is appropriate here. Themiztocles (talk) 19:25, 12 June 2016 (UTC)