||This language has been verified as eligible.
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||Example / Explanation
||jam (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, ...
||"Wikipedia" in your language
||usually the same as the project name
|Project talk namespace
||"Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
||Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
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||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
- Number of speakers: 3,100,000 Speakers
- Locations spoken: Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, United States, UK, San Andrés (Colombia)
- Related languages: Nigerian Pidgin, English, Belizean Kriol, Cameroon Krio
Jamaican Patois is a Creole language spoken in Jamaica. It has more than 2,000,000 speakers in Jamaica and large immigrant speaking communities in Costa Rica and Panama. This Wikipedia would be well maintained. Also, 53% of the Jamaican population have access to the internet. And probably more in immigrant communities in Costa Rica, Panama, the UK and the United States.
Arguments in favor 
- 'Support' The wiki would grow due to a large number of speakers. --Kanzler31 01:48, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
- 'Support' This language is spoken in Jamaica (among all levels of society), and in expat commnuities all over the world. It would also encourage a wealth of information about Jamaica, the Caribbean, Jamaican peoples' perspective on things and Jamaican issues to Wikipedia. This would then encourage their translation (via direct and TOTW) to other WPs. fr33kman t - c 01:11, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
- 'Support' This language would also benefit from it's Wikipedia existence. Forums, e-mail exchange and social networking websites are helping it to gain ground as a literary language. Wikipedia would help standardize the written form of Jumiekan Patwa. --Hroobjartr 15:08, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
- 'Support' Many Jamaicans (and non-Jamaicans) use the English Wikipedia without even noticing. Many non-Jamaicans also speak the Jamaican Patois (Jumiekan Patwa) or Creole and having this may allow even more people to help make the language more "firm". Hazard-SJ 06:14, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support I think it can be approved.Md. Farhan 14:04, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
- Support per above----Andrijko Z. 19:38, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
- Support. Surprised it hasn't already been created a long time ago. -- OlEnglish (Talk) 15:54, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
- Support - As an American who lived in Jamaica as a child, I'd like to see Patwa standardized, and this would go a long way to help to achieve that. - BilCat 22:12, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
- Support - The orthography is being established and more people, Jamaicans especially, are becoming literate in their own language. A Jamaican Wikipedia would support and strengthen this. --Yocahuna 01:15, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
- Support - There are enough good quality articles in this project to open Jamaican Wikipedia.--Wisconsus 16:34, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Arguments against 
Oppose the orthography seems to just be IPA which mean's it's just spelling English in the manner it is pronounced in Jamaica.Luciferwildcat (talk) 03:50, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
- Look at the incubator. "Dem ya piej ya a fi wahn tes Wikipedia ina Jumiekan Patwa. Wi uda riili laik di elp a di Jumiekandem out de. Di rikwes fi di nyuu Jumiekan Wikipedia onggl ago go chuu ef ahn wen wi ave inuf haatikl ina di langwij." Does that look like IPA? 126.96.36.199 14:11, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Other discussion 
Any localization efforts? Kanzler31 19:39, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
At the moment, the required localization has been done. Efforts should now be focused on content (Incubator test wiki). SPQRobin (talk) 21:56, 7 March 2011 (UTC)