Talk:Palauan language

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Oceania navbox template[edit]

The Template:Oceania topic navbox template is used in a number of Oceanian articles. It requires a naming convention as follows:
{{Oceania topic|Language of}}
{{Oceania topic|Religion of}}
{{Oceania topic|Literature of}}
but since there is no page titled "Language of Palau," this shows a red link. Is there a compelling reason to keep this page title as Palauan language or would it be acceptable to move the article to Language of Palau. Because the Oceania topic template is used also for religion, literature, and language, to edit this template to include Palauan language would break the template for the other categories. Newportm (talk) 17:06, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

I just thought of an alternative; a new page at Language of Palau which redirects to Palauan language might work. How does that sound? Newportm (talk) 17:29, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Resolved: No response after one week; I created Language of Palau which redirects to Palauan language. -Newportm (talk) 17:03, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Katakana[edit]

Katakana is listed as an orthography of Palauan, and Palauan is listed in the katakana article as being used in Palauan, but no description is given in this article. Wakablogger2 (talk) 09:37, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

The only references to "Angaur" or "Angaurese" as languages or varieties are briefly and in passing. More explicitely, the 1945 John Useem article "The Changing Structure of a Micronesian Society" (American Anthropologist, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 567-588), describes the "Angaurese" people as speaking (or losing abilities to speak in) "Palau". Because it thus seems that Angaur(ese) is either a dialect or a synonym for Palauan, we should merge the incredulous-toned content at Angaur language here. — Ƶ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɹ̠ˤʷɛ̃ɾ̃ˡi] 19:24, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Support. Belgian man (talk) 19:37, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm guessing that somewhere in the CIA dbase s.o. made a mistake, and that others have picked up on it, but that's just a guess. Still, since the ELL doesn't feel it's fit to mention, we should probably replace it w a redirect. IMO we shouldn't merge the text, but simply delete it, since it's all OR/synth. — kwami (talk) 12:07, 4 January 2011 (UTC)