Talk:Middle East and North Africa/en

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Barriers to Growth

The barriers to growth were largely taken from interviews with the advisory board that it would be great to have input from editors of Middle East and North African language Wikipedias Sarah476 22:11, 23 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Most of the people in Arab countries don't formally know about Wikipedia(English, Arabic...), in the Arab world, it is not referenced or mentioned yet academically (or what have you) anywhere. 00:08, 8 April 2010 (UTC)MistaKay80.91.212.67 00:08, 8 April 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Primary country!

The column "primary country" is insignificant in most cases. It is so with regard to Turkish, Persian and Arabic since these languages are spoken by people on vast areas of lands. Specially Arabic, a pluri-centric language which is the native and official languages of 22+ countries. The oldest and most recognised academic bodies of the language exist in Damascus and Cairo, not Saudi Arabia. --أحمد 11:27, 31 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I would put Egypt rather than Saudi Arabia as the main Arabic-speaking country, though it is very hard to locate a center for the Arabic language. I wonder if we should consider politics and religion when talking about obstacles to the growth of Middle East-languages' Wikipedias, or maybe we'd better off avoid these issues for the time being. DrorK 22:19, 30 December 2009 (UTC)[reply]