||Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).
The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.
- Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
- Obtain an ISO 639 code
- Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
- Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
- The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
- The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
- The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
||Example / Explanation
||eu (SIL, Ethnologue)
||A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
||Language name in English
||Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
You can optionally list your user name if you're a contributor to the wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
||"Wikinews" in your language
||usually the same as the project name
|Project talk namespace
||"Wikinews talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
||Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (3) uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info
); (4) localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons
||135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
|Default project timezone
||"Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
||For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
||Anything else that should be set
Arguments in favour 
- Support Support Basque is a language that is different from all the other languages there are. The Wikipedia runs good. There are many people who speak basque. --Ooswesthoesbes 15:59, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
- Support Support Good idea KoMuNeRo MaG 17:56, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
- Support Support Good idea, and Basque projects are good--Bengoa (My user talk) 18:21, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
- Support Support It's a extremely good idea to create Basque Wikinews. Although Basque is a small language (spoken by +1,200,000 people worldwide), it should have Wikinews proyect. i think it's very interesting and many people would contribute. For example the Basque Wikipedia has 35,000 articles and more than 3,000 users. I think that this proposal should be accepted. Moreover, has this proyect any inconvenience? --An13sa 18:35, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
- Support Support Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 04:08, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
- Support Support Euskaldun 15:44, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
- Support Support Those of us who want to learn or expand our Euskara would greatly benefit from this project Ð’ntalk 00:26, 16 Feb 2010
- Support Support Basque language is becoming very alive (both in France and in Spain), I think a Wikinews project is important. --Sarvaturi 08:36, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Arguments against 
- Oppose Oppose I'm not saying it would be a bad idea I just don't believe there would be enough people to keep it running (Red4tribe 16:00, 23 April 2008 (UTC))
- Oppose Oppose The Basque Wikipedia is to small to have a News spinoff. --jeroen 02:01, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
- Oppose--Reality006 23:03, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
General discussion 
First, I'm sorry because of my English.
I think the Basque language needs a Wikinews in euskara. The basque language has his wikipedia, with 26,000 articles actually, and more tham 2,000 users. Basque is a litle language between big languages (French, Spanish...) but I have to sau that: Basque is the first language in Europe, I think a Basque Wikinews will be interesting.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arah_eh (talk • contribs) .Tosão 14:02, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
- I agree with you. Basque is the oldest language in Europe (it has more than 3,000 years) and it should have a wikinews page. Tosão I have to correct you. Now (2009-february), the Basque wikipedia has 35,283 articles and 7,153 users. See  for more statistics.
Localisation update 
- Currently 76.00% of the MediaWiki messages and 26.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 06:58, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
- Currently 89.11% of the MediaWiki messages and 20.42% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10:31, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
- Currently 94.80% of the MediaWiki messages and 12.11% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:07, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
- Currently 99.96% of the MediaWiki messages and 48.28% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 22:05, 17 February 2009 (UTC)