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This is the language committee report for August 2011.
- Wikimedia Australia and Wikimedia Indonesia are collaborating with the language committee to organise a 2012 Languages Conference in Indonesia. More info: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal:2012_Languages_conference
- Discussion about the request for a Northern Sotho Wikipedia. It lacks activity, but it has been in the Incubator for years while having the highest number of articles in a indigenous South African language.
- Discussion about the request for a Lezgi Wikipedia. One very active editor, but more contributors are needed.
No formal approval (yet), but both or one of them may be approved soon.
- The ISO 639-3 standard decided not to retire the language code 'www', even though it conflicts with websites like the 'www.wikipedia.org' portal. The code 'www' is assigned to Wawa, a language of Cameroon spoken by about 3000 people.
- The Wikimedia Incubator now has "welcome pages" -- for example http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nl links to the Dutch Wikipedia at http://nl.wikipedia.org/ while http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wn/aa says that it doesn't exist and invites users to start that project. This will in the future replace general "wiki does not exist" placeholders. More info: http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2011/08/wikimedia-incubator-improvements.html