Proposal: Tamil Language
Recently a proposal for Tamil and a proposal for Sanskrit made it rather far in the Definition stage, with each of them having the required number of followers, but both needing around 24 more questions to reach 10 upvotes.
Suggestions were made to expand the scope of Tamil to "Dravidian Languages" and Sanskrit to "Sanskritic Languages" but by this time too many Example Questions had already been created which were only to do with Tamil or only to do with Sanskrit, so it seemed "too late" to change the scope and have 99% of the Example questions being about only Tamil and 1% being about other Dravidic Languages.
This time, it's not too late.
Below I show that of the Dravidian languages:
- Telegu has about 82 million native speakers
- Tamil has about 75 million native speakers
- Kannada has about 43.6 million native speakers
- Malayalam has about 37.1 million native speakers
Overall 237.7 million people natively speak the four most popular Dravidian languages, and then there's several more that have up to 3 million each (Gondi, Brahui, Tulu, Kurukh, Beary).
If we expand this to proposal to not just Tamil but "Dravidian Languages", I think there's a higher chance for survival in Area51!
The numbers come from: Ethnologue (2019, 22nd edition)