||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
||ayl (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.
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
||File:Wikipedia svg logo-ayl.svg
||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
Replace this line with your opening argument in favour of the new project.
Arguments in favour 
- Libyan is spoken by over 6 million people in Libya (NTC estimates libyan population to be a lot more). It has been often mistakenly called a dialect, for political and religious reasons, when in fact it is an autonomous language with its own dialects. It resembles Written Arabic used as the official language in many countries in North Africa and the Middle East; however, "pure" Libyan is not mutually intelligible with any other so-called Arabic dialects, except maybe for Tunisian, in fact, some Libyan dialects aren't mutually intelligible between each other. The syllabe structure of Libyan is very distinct from that of written Arabic, the vocabulary used in Libyan is very different from that of written Arabic and reveals historical influences from Italian and Turkish. Only Educated or at least literate Libyans can understand written Arabic for obvious reasons. Finally, as Libya is beginning a new chapter in its history, and the libyan identity is being renovated, Libyan is used now more than ever in poetry, music, tv shows, caricatures, painting on the walls, hopefully even books and newspapers in the near future.
Arguments against 
- Oppose Our Bigger country is divided into 22 puppet states. Does this mean we need to have a separate Wikipedia for each? Absolutely NOT. Besides these emotional reasons, the fact that Libyan Arabic is no different from Tunisian or western Egyptian makes the claims of an identity language made by the person who proposed this invalid. Actually I doubt the existence of such "a Libyan dialect, let alone language, as the Arabic dialect in eastern Libya is different from the one in western Libya, so which one will be adopted? Furthermore, I doubt the presence of substantial support for such a wiki. I am not sure about the significance or nature of the book mentioned by the user suggesting this project. Is it really written in a spoken dialect? I would not even know how to write in this dialect, although I am a native Arabic speaker and fully understand the dialect. Having said this, this project will find no contributions and will fail if ever started. We don't need additional dead projects. عمرو بن كلثوم 01:25, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
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