Proposal: Sanskrit Language

Sanskrit language is proposed as a new language site under culture. Currently the description of the proposal is as follows:

Proposed Q&A site for academicians, experts, linguistics, learners and whoever interested in Sanskrit Language, a primary language of Hindu scriptures.

There are many language sites on Stack Exchange already. E.g Italian language, Japanese language and others. There was also Arabic language which was closed due to inactivity in beta stage.

Though some of these languages are also primary language of some religion. Arabic is liturgical language of Islam just like Sanskrit is for Hinduism. However Arabic language description doesn't have Islam or Quran in its description.

But Sanskrit language has "a primary language of Hindu scriptures" in its description. This is also making the description long.

Should we follow the current language sites are following by keeping the description simple? Why to add primary language of Hindu scriptures in the description?

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    Other Indian Languages e.g. Hindi, Tamil etc. are spoken now a days but Sanskrit is different. I think it would only be rarely spoken and spoken only in Vedic schools, news and cultural programs. Sanskrit is most significant in scriptures. – Pandya Oct 18 '19 at 1:25
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    @Pandya I know Sanskrit is significant in Hinduism. You should also remember that there is Sanskrit out side of religion also. Many books, treatises and plays were written in Sanskrit which are not really related to Hinduism. But by adding Hinduism and linking religion to Sanskrit every time, we will only mirror copy Hinduism Stack Exchange. If a Sanskrit question is related to religion, Hinduism SE is happy to take those questions. Keeping that in mind, what is the scope of this proposal? – Nog Shine Oct 18 '19 at 3:41
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    Sure! Yes, we have huge literature of Sanskrit including modern works, which is less relevant to religion. Of source these all should be included in this proposal. Thanks for pointing out. Btw, I am just signifying Sanskrit's importance as scriptural point of view. – Pandya Oct 18 '19 at 3:48

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