Golden Breathing wrote:It's really a shame a lot of African languages have been not added in which is a problem revealing admins/mods here have a profound absence of knowledge regarding the enormously magnificent richeness, history, value and dignity of Nilosaharan, Afroasiatic, Niger-Congo language families and African language isolates.
As Vijay said, languages that aren't on the list generally aren't because no one on here has had a need for it. We've either not had native speakers of those languages (who wanted to add those languages to their profile page), or learners of those languages. The same probably goes for the Forum Song Contests - no one has submitted a song in any of the languages that's not on the language list.
It's probably true that some of the admins/mods on here (myself included) don't know the extent of languages and languages families found in Africa. Since being part of this forum, I've learned to a degree about the various languages in Africa. But I would argue against your saying "have a profound absence of knowledge regarding the enormously magnificent richness, history, value and dignity...". All of us on this forum share one thing in common: we have an interest in languages. While some users on here might only be interested in certain languages, or might even have a dislike for certain languages, I think it's safe to say that in general, most of us have some level of appreciation for all the languages of the world. I would argue that perhaps compared to the general populous, those of us on here (mods/admins included) have more of an awareness of the richness, history, value and dignity of the world's languages. And if you don't believe me, stick around (past 9 posts) and observe.