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Friday, January 2nd, 2015 4:00 PM

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Please add the Shipibo language to the database

Shipibo is not currently one of the languages that IMDb covers:
http://www.imdb.com/language/

According to Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipibo_language
Shipibo (also Shipibo-Conibo, Shipibo-Konibo) is a Panoan language spoken in Peru and Brazil by approximately 26,000 speakers. Shipibo is an official language of Peru.
There are at least two films on IMDb in which Shipibo is used.
I'm Still (2013) "Sigo siendo" (original title)
The summary says: "A trip through the diversity of black and native Peruvian music."

2014 documentary "Icaros".   The summary says:  "Icaros explores the spiritual universe of the Shipibo indigenous people ...."  On IMDb the film's language is currently listed as "Aboriginal".

For additional background, please reference these two threads:

How do I request that language be added to the list?
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/how_do_i_request_that_language_be_added_to_the_list

How to add a new language to IMDB database? I had no offical answer
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/how_to_add_a_new_language_to_imdb_database_i_had_no_offical_...

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Language addition urgently needed

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6 years ago

The original request by G.S. Reis (the last link in Dan's post above) dates back to May 2014, and the other discussion in January 2015 led Dan to post this Idea thread.

Can we get a rough estimate from staff as to how many more years we may have to wait for the requested language to be added to the database?

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3 years ago

I see the two films in the OP still haven't got this language listed and the language also can't be selected in the language drop-down menu, so I figured a bump might be a good idea.

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3 years ago

Bump.

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3 years ago

Also, can someone perhaps change the tag of this thread? The tag Idea doesn't seem to help. Perhaps the tag Question or Problem will do some good.

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3 years ago

I've requested that this language be added to the database. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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Thanks Grayson. Hopefully, it won't take another six years for it will actually be added to the database. :)

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Am I correct in saying that it hasn't been added yet?

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Hey - the language hasn't been added but I have checked the task queue for the team that does this and it will be done. I'm sorry I can't offer any sort of timescale for it at the moment, and it's not a simple process so it can take a long time.

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I am thankful for the update, but it does seem rather weird to me that the language Shipibo was first asked for in January 2015 and still hasn't been added to the database while the language Mixtec was asked for in November 2018 and was added in May 2019 (see https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/add-mixtec-language-for-roma-2018/5f4a79fb8815453dba943376 ).

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The popularity of the movie Roma may explain the quick incorporation of the Mixtec language.

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That may be the case, but without a response from a staff member, we won't know for sure...

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1 year ago

The language Shipibo has been added to the dropdown menu on the search page (https://www.imdb.com/search/title/ ), but it's not (yet) possible to add it to a specific title....

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9 months ago

Bump.

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7 months ago

Just a bump for it has been mentioned in another thread. Also, IMDb is a database and hasn't been able to add this language properly for over eight years, so even though it won't help, there's nothing wrong with a bump.

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Hi @Marco​ -

Thanks for the bump on this older language request, I have inquired on the status with the appropriate team, as soon a I have an update I will relay that information here.

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@Michelle​ Thanks. Hopefully it'll become easier in the future to add a new language. This is taking eight years and counting, that can't be right.