Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Okinawan

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Okinawan status page
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval, will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • 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 ryu (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Okinawan Language name in English
Language name 沖縄口/ウチナーグチ 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 usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "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 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)
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)

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Japanese Wikipedia stands so lonely in its language family :( And also the Okinawan test wiki looks so good! --ɴõɴəχүsƚ 12:35, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support I think Okinawan deserves a Wikipedia, but some native speakers should come. Kanzler31 01:42, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Support once we get more entries in the incubator wiki. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs 02:53, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. It seems, Okinawan wikipedia may work. I think live Okinawan presented by speakers on wikipedia will enrich knowledges of all those (including humble me), who is interested about this language. It would give much greatest advantage, than if it would be used only locally. --Kusurija (talk) 16:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Contra, for now. Although I am a big supporter of Ryukyuan languages, the incubator might as well be empty and there are no native speakers assisting this project. --Node ue 09:31, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]

  • The request for project is eligible. Please create Incubator project and go to the FirstSteps page at Translatewiki to start with localization. --Millosh 03:26, 27 November 2010 (UTC)