Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Cape Verdean Creole

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Cape Verdean Creole status page
submitted verification final decision
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:
What Value Example / Explanation
Proposal
Language code kea (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Criolo Language name in English
Language name Kriolu Kabuverdianu Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Community
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.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name Wikipedia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Wikipedia usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Discussion Wikipedia "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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
Optional settings
Project logo File:Wikipedia svg logo-kea.svg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone CET (UTC-1) "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit bug request (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

This creole has about 926.000 speakers and has a united writing system: ALUPEC

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • --Leefeni,de Karik 22:40, 24 October 2011 (UTC) It differs a lot from Portuguese, many Cape Verdean children in Portugal are expelled from the school because the teachers ignorantly think both language are the same. I can edit it, as I have a big experience with it, despite the fact that my mother tongue is Portuguese.
  • Support developing country that has an online presence in this language.Luciferwildcat (talk) 03:37, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support - There's enough that en:Boston Public Schools has a website in Kabuverdianu for people from Cape Verde who live in Boston and send kids to Boston schools. Anyhow when this Wiki goes up, that's going to be my first article request http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/capeverdean WhisperToMe (talk) 16:59, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]