Talk:Molala

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Move discussion in progress[edit]

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Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: RESULT. Cúchullain t/c 21:01, 31 March 2014 (UTC)


Molala peopleMolala – target is redirect to Molalla, originally created by Kwami as redirect to "Molala people" by Kwami on Jun 8 2010 contrary to WP:UNDAB and WP:CONCISENESS then converted by him into a two-item dab page on March 10 2010] expanded by Valfontis to include link to "Molalla", which is a dab page. Of the items on that dab page, only the city could be construed as anywhere near a secondary PRIMARYTOPIC but as cities go it's tiny - pop. 8,243. Molala need not be a redirect to Molalla, and the people are the PRIMARYTOPIC with either spelling. Skookum1 (talk) 04:55, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Oppose until the issue is addressed properly. These should be discussed at a centralized location.
There was a discussion once on whether the ethnicity should have precedence for the name, and it was decided it shouldn't. That could be revisited. But it really should be one discussion on the principle, not thousands of separate discussions at every ethnicity in the world over whether it should be at "X", "Xs", or "X people". — kwami (talk) 12:53, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. An identified people should be the primary topic of a term absent something remarkable standing in the way. bd2412 T 02:36, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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Status as Sahaptin[edit]

Several sources I've seen that include Encyclopedia Britannica claim the Molalas were Sahaptin, thus my edit saying as such. On Cayuse-Molala Relatability by Bruce Rigsby disproved this particular notion by analyising the known lexicons of Molala and Cayuse (long thought by white scholars to be splits of an earlier language) and determined that the Molala are a part of the Pentiuan continuum. Voltaire's Vaquero (talk) 01:14, 10 February 2015 (UTC)