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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:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code syl (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Sylheti Language name in English
Language name ꠍꠤꠟꠐꠤ 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 Q2044560 - item has currently the following values:
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.
Directionality LTR Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name ꠃꠁꠇꠤꠛꠁꠀꠁꠘ "Wikibooks" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "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 File:Wikibooks-logo.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Europe/London "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.


We want the Sylheti language version of Wikivoyage. The Sylheti language has a valid ISO 639-3 language code (syl). The Sylheti script (Unicode alias: Syloti Nagri) has a valid code ISO 15924: Sylo (316), satisfy the orthographical requirements. The native script matches the phonology (sound system) of spoken Sylheti perfectly and it is easy to learn (there is a proverb - "Sylheti writing can be learned in two and half days")

Sylheti language edition of Wikibooks will add value to the Wikimedia Foundation, at the same time it will enhance current and future projects in this language. -- ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 17:34, 15 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]



  1. Support --ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 06:43, 22 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support -- নবাব (talk) 14:49, 12 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support -- Shiplu Muhammad (talk) 15:49, 12 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support --AbuSayeed (talk) 01:06, 13 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support -- Movie Boss (talk) 06:23, 13 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support -- Influential editorx (talk) 12:13, 13 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support --Alim Uddin Chowdhury (talk) 08:17, 24 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support -- Anik Sarker (talk) 20:46, 27 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support - Veracious (talk) 15:08, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Sister projects[edit]

  1. Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Sylheti (verified as eligible)
  2. Requests for new languages/Wikinews Sylheti (verified as eligible)
  3. Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Sylheti (verified as eligible)
  4. Requests for new languages/Wikibooks Sylheti
  5. Requests for new languages/Wikiqoute Sylheti
  6. Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Sylheti
  7. Requests for new languages/Wikisource Sylheti
  8. Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Sylheti