Requests for new languages/Wikinews Assamese

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Assamese

submitted verification final decision
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:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code as (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Assamese Language name in English
Language name ৱিকিউক্তি 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 Q29401 - 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 "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikinews 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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Kalkota "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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


Assamese language is spoken in Assam (India), West Bengal (India), Arunachal (India), they use Arunachali dialect of Assamese, Nagaland(India), they use Nagamese dialect of Assamese, Bangladesh and various places of the Assamese communities (large number seen in Bangalore(India), Pune(India), the United States etc.) in various parts of world. Assamese is the official language in Assam Approximately 16,709,000 people in Assam speak Assamese, Dialects: Jharwa (Pidgin), Mayang, Standard Assamese, Western Assamese (Kamrupi), Nagamese and Arunachali Assamese is often used in all the states various ways, like words borrowed from it or as a connecting language. Assamese has been working as a very important connecting language in North- East India since medieval times. -- 14:44, 19 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • Oppose This is an extremely premature nomination. incubator:Category:Wn/as has 11 articles (plus the main page), all a few sentences long. This is nowhere near showing a community that would actually support writing citizen journalism in Assamese. Additionally, Wikinews generally speaking is one of the sister projects with the least activity and content, so I would want to be very conservative about jump-starting a new edition. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:25, 13 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support As also being an Asian people, I would say that populating the test project won't be hard. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:24, 14 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    Cancelled my support, it seems that the requestor is having a large history of global spams. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:08, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]