Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Kabyle

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Kabyle Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Kabyle)
submitted verification final decision
Application-certificate.svg This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This language is well-established, has a very wide audience, a large interested community, a unanimous discussion on Meta, and a standard code. If you are interested in editing a Kabyle Wikipedia, please contribute to the Kabyle Wikipedia test project. A successful test project must be established before the wiki is created; the subcommittee will examine the test project soon for final approval. —{admin} Pathoschild 00:03:59, 01 March 2007 (UTC)
The test project has been deemed a success. The only step left before the creation of a Kabyle Wikipedia is the translation of the basic wiki interface; if you'd like to contribute, please see "Localization" on the talk page. —{admin} Pathoschild 09:04:13, 01 April 2007 (UTC)
A recommendation to create the wiki was sent to the board a few days ago. —{admin} Pathoschild 07:46:20, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
The Kabyle Wikipedia has been created at kab.wikipedia.org. Congratulations, and thank you. —{admin} Pathoschild 21:16:03, 06 May 2007 (UTC)

Proposal summary
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Arguments in favour[edit]

    • The number of speakers: According to ethnologues, there are more than 3 millions of Kabyles in Kabylia, of course if we add the diaspora living in Algeria (for example : Half of Algiers' population is Kabyle) and those livining in France, we could easily reach 5 to 7 millions.
    • The teaching: Kabyle language is taught in Kabylia as a non-compulsary language for all pupils and students. There is a special degree for this language in Algerian and French universities. It is also taught by Berber associations in France, high school students have the possibility to take a non compulsary examination in Kabyle.
    • The literature:There is a flowrishing literature in this language, books, websites, discussion forums... etc.
    • Ability to write in Kabyle: the script adopted by Berber linguists is phonetic, very easy to use and implement, even for someone who does not even speak it.
    • Test-wiki: it has been launched recently (24/11/2006 on incubator) and it already has lots of articles and a community dedicated to it; we communicate through a discussion webboard. Except one or two articles, all of our articles have at least 1500 caracters, for example this article about Isaac Newton or a very long one about this town Bgayet (9.000 characters). In about ten days we got about 30 articles and we are still contacting more people to join us, Berber teachers, linguists...etc. There's even a Kabyle political party who supports us through his website. As I am writing now, there are articles being created/edited in the incubator.
    Toira 00:51, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
  1. Support The test wiki has made good progress. Certainly a worthy candidate for a new wikipedia. --Johannes Rohr 12:34, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Support - en:User:Escondites - There are about 7 million speakers worldwide
  3. Support. It looks like this has a lot of contributors who are willing to give it a good head start, and I've read about this language before and know that it has a lot of speakers. Let's make it happen. Grandmasterka 08:49, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

General comments[edit]

Former votes in favor[edit]

These votes predate the implementation of the language proposal policy, so many of them don't provide arguments or reasoning.

  • Support: --Agari 16:32, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Chamdarae 11:31, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  •  :Following vote Moved here from the "1 supporter subpage"
  • SupportArbeo 17:13, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Support: --Taichi - (あ!) 20:59, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 21:12, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Support: Conditional support though. I support if it will use Tifinagh instead of Latin script and contribute to install Tifinagh as the Pan-Amazigh alphabet. Behemoth 01:55, 1 May 2006 (UTC) Also, it won't make sense how many people support it unless more speakers are willing to participate. Behemoth 16:58, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Support - Belgian man (nl na en) 11:20, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Support.--Siti Atiroh 05:09, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Support if two or more native speakers are willing to participate. Arbeo 11:43, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Azwaw I'm a native speaker of this language, unconditionnal support and excited to have a new wikipedia in kabyle.
  • Support , have a lokk at this : Informal kabyle wiki and, there are other people who are willing to participate but they don't speak english, here they are [2] (I have added their name to this page) Toira 15:59, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support, but I think taq.wikipedia.org is better than kab.wikipedia.org (because "kabyle" (the language) in kabyle language is "taqbaylit", so) - Yoos - 22:36, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support -mrambil|discu 08:18, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Guaka 22:17, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Sigmundg, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Khoikhoi 18:08, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --djs 10:41, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --AGHU The Wiki popularity is growing all over the world, and so is the Kabyle culture. So...
  • Support Kneiphof 20:25, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Kabylpedia 13:36, 1 October 2006 (UTC) I just added a link to our Kabylpedia page since most of potential contributors are french speaking.
  • Support kaci I'm a native speaker of this language, unconditionnal support and excited to have a new wikipedia in kabyle.
  • Support idir
  • Support Kabyle 22:21, 1 October 2006 (UTC) / There are #10 millions Kabyles in Kabylie and all over the world, so their mother tongue must be officialy recognized
  • Support FranciI'm come from Kabylia and I am a native speaker of kabylian . And it would be only justice to be returned to million kabylians, throughout the world, while enabling them to have a wikipedia in kabylian language. And I unconditionnaly support this step.
  • Support A Kabyle Wikipedia is a great idea if there are enough native speakers that want to help out. — mark 20:04, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Supportjamyid 20:25, 06 october 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Baristarim 00:38, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Support tadukli 18:20, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Support masensen we are many millions kabyl in nord africa and in the world.I'd to read wikipedia in kabyl language, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Massil Als Muttersprachler des Kabylischen bin ich natürlich dran interessiert, meine Sprache unter den Sprachen der Welt in Wikipedia zu sehen.
  • Support mohand_had not only I support,but I'll invite many people to support and contribute. Kabyles and other Berbers are in an urgent need of such a tool.
  • I've approved this request, but I have to change the language code to kab as that's the ISO code for this language. Tuf-Kat 02:29, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
    It does not seem to have been submitted; the request will be processed under the new policy instead (see discussion). —{admin} Pathoschild 05:21, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Support User:Louisa Ayen righ, a dufrar taqvaylit ger tutlayin.
  • Support User:Scott-Kabyle i'm also willing to work with you all to achieve the goal of a kabyle version of wikepedia, i even have some clues about the topics i'll get to display here, the best best of good luck wishes to you all!
  • Support Rezki I support the Kabyle version, it's high time to take a place in the Wikipedia project with our language.

I support the Kabyle version, it's high time to take a place in the Wikipedia project with our language