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Monday, January 17th, 2022 4:35 AM

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Please add Oromo as a language option

Hello,

Fayai Dayi (2021) is in the Oromo language, not Amharic language as currently displayed on imdb. Oromo is not currently an option in the language dropdown list.

Additionally, The Athlete (2009) has some dialogue in Oromo as well.

As the most widely spoken native language in Ethiopia (and second in total speakers), the Oromo language should be a selectable option on the site, as more and more films are being made in Ethiopia, and the number of films made in Oromo is likely to increase.

More information can be found on Ethnologue.

The two-letter ISO code is om.

Many thanks.

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2 years ago

Hi Fergenaprido -

Thanks for reporting this missing Language within the Contribution form.  I have filed a ticket for the appropriate team to review.

Cheers!

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2 years ago

not Amharic language as currently displayed on imdb.

By clicking the update button at the bottom of the page, you can submit a request to delete this language from this title. 

About adding a new language: This might very well take years: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/please-add-the-shipibo-language-to-the-database/5f4a7ae28815453dbabfa6bc

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2 years ago

Hi @Fergenaprido -

I'm just following up to confirm that the language addition of "Oromo" is now available among the listed languages within the contribution form.

Cheers!

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@Michelle​ Thank you.

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@Michelle​ It's not in the list of languages on the search page though: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/ . Can it be added there as well please?

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Hi @Marco​ -

Thanks for confirming that the language is missing from the Advanced Title Search.  I am filing an additional request to add the language to this list as well.

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1 year ago

Hi All -

Thanks again for requesting theses new Language listing, I wanted to provide an update on the issue. We are so sorry it has taken this amount of time to add the selection, due to our backlog we don't have the resources to work through new language additions at this given time, for this reason we are closing this thread but know that we are still tracking the request and will pick it up when we have the bandwidth to handle it.