Talk:Luton

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Former good article nominee Luton was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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November 21, 2006 Peer review Reviewed
January 25, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed
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Population[edit]

240k population is not referenced, is this figure correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.189.124.253 (talk) 16:56, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Local pronunciation[edit]

Do we really need the glottal stop in the local pronunciation? Increasingly locals are dropping the glottal stop and actually pronouncing the "t" in the middle. I would suggest either the removal or qualifying the pronunciation. UKWikiGuy (talk) 23:48, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

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Islamification[edit]

a youtube video of a radio interview of a woman from UKIP asserts her belief that Luton has been "Islamiphied" into a "ghetto", so I came here looking for evidence that confirms or contradicts that assertions and I note that the stats on population state that 24% self-identify as being "muslim", there is no "arab" race in the racial demographics, but there is a 30% demographic called "asian or British asian" and I wonder if the stat on race is using the term "asian" to describe what might otherwise be known as "arabic" or possibly "semite". If so (that the 30% of arabs which correspond to the 24% muslim demographic) it appears that the "arabic" nature of the population is being masked or obscured for some political reason, otherwise one must believe that the 24% muslim population is dispersed across the rational demographics (black, white, asian, etc...) and there is no statistical connection between the race data and the religion data, which seems highly unlikely to me, since it is commonly accepted that muslims as a general rule, world-wide, do not assimilate into the cultures that take them in. In short, I'm wondering where the arabs in Luton are, and if they are being hidden for political reasons. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.25.171.16 (talk) 06:36, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Nothing is being hidden. Most Muslims in Luton are of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin, and they are included in "Asian or Asian British". There is a small Arab population (0.81% in 2011), which is included in "Other". Please see Demography of Luton for more details. JonH (talk) 10:33, 1 April 2016 (UTC)