Requests for new languages/Wikibooks Meitei

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Meetei Wikibooks[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikibooks Meitei
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg This proposal has been rejected.
While this request has technically been rejected, in reality this is a request that has been sitting open or on hold for a long time with little evidence of a community coming together to build a project. If a community comes together in the future and makes a new request, LangCom would consider that new request without prejudice.

A committee member provided the following comment:

No content created, which may be appropriate for now. (See further comment below.) Open a new request when you are ready to start creating content. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 15:35, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  • 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
Language code mni (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Meetei Language name in English
Language name ꯃꯤꯇꯩꯂꯣꯟ Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q33868 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Meitei
  • native label (P1705) = ꯃꯤꯇꯩ ꯂꯣꯟ
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language, vulnerable language / Sino-Tibetan languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = mni
  • writing system (P282) = Meitei script, Bengali alphabet, Bengali–Assamese script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 1,470,000

Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test 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.
Project name {{{project_native}}} "Wikibooks" in your language
Project namespace {{{ns_project}}} usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace ꯋꯤꯀꯤꯕꯨꯀꯁ "Wikibooks talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (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 phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


Meetei language is the official language of Manipur. It  has a population of about 1.5 million according to 2011 census of India . Meetei language is the langua franca of state Manipur.

LangCom comment.

@Awangba Mangang: I really think you should focus efforts on your Wikipedia and Wiktionary first. Don't bite off too much now. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:21, 8 November 2018 (UTC)