Adding Afrikaans as a language on the drop-down list

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PLEASE!! can Afrikaans be added as a language option in the drop down list of languages when entering new ancestors. I see that this request was last made over a year ago in Feb 2019 but still the option is not offered??  I have yet to enter over 1000 ancestors for whom Afrikaans was their primary language (and more than that already listed on Wikitree with no language data).  The Afrikaans/English language "divide" is a huge factor in South African history (not to mention the  major language groups of indigenous African peoples which are also not listed...)
in Policy and Style by Susan Malushaga G2G Rookie (240 points)

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If you take a look at the following WikiTree Help link...

... you'll notice the statement "The place name suggestions will not be perfect. The language selection is limited to two dozen modern languages. Use your best judgement and feel free to ignore the suggestions.".

So if the native language is not listed, you have only 2 options. You can either leave it blank OR select "Other".

You can always provide the Native Language information within the Biological Information that will help provide clarity (as I don't believe that it has to be elaborate in on itself).

You can also add a Sticker that's outlined on the following WikiTree Help link...

... That you can customize/specify which language the individual is a native speaker of.

For example, the following will reflect that the individual is a native speaker of English...


... Now just replace the en with af and it'll reflect that the individual is a native speaker of Afrikaans...


... And the language of the words "This user is a native speaker of English" will reflect the Afrikaans language "Hierdie gebruiker se moedertaal is Afrikaans".

I hope that I had explained this okay via text and hopefully your happy with the various options available to you.

~Brian Kerr
by Anonymous Kerr G2G6 Pilot (310k points)
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