Talk:Qʼumarkaj

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January 25, 2010Good article nomineeListed
A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on June 12, 2009.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that Gumarcaj, in Guatemala, is archaeologically and ethnohistorically the best known of the Late Postclassic highland Maya capitals?

Suggest renaming pageEdit

Although I have adopted the spelling of the original article in my recent expansion, I suggest that this page be renamed to Q'umarkaj, in keeping the the correct K'iche' spelling rather than the hispanicised form, and maintaining consistency with the article K'iche' Kingdom of Q'umarkaj, and the spelling being changed throughout this article. The Gumarcaj spelling is hardly used in the literature, being just one of various alternatives. Carmack uses Q'umarkaj throughout. Simon Burchell (talk) 14:19, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Hey Simon, top-flight job with the expansion work, kudos! Sure, rename as you suggest makes good sense. Follows ALMG I understand, it would align with related usage here, and, as you say, it's adopted in notable sources. --cjllw ʘ TALK 11:53, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Fine by me. I put the article at "Gumarcaj" because that was the most common spelling back when I lived in Guatemala, but that was 30 years ago. If the more accurate K'iche spelling has gained acceptance, moving the article to that title is appropriate. And kudos on the article improvements from me as well. -- Infrogmation (talk) 15:53, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

OK, all done. Simon Burchell (talk) 19:18, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

For good measure I'll just make it noted that I agree with this move.·Maunus·ƛ· 20:01, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

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