Requests for new languages/Wikinews Basque

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Basque
submitted verification final decision
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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 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 eu (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Basque Language name in English
Language name euskara 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 Q8752 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Basque
  • native label (P1705) = Euskara
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language isolate, language / Vasconic languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = eu
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script, Basque alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 714,136, 536,000


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.
Community Aral_eh (NP)
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.
Settings
Project name Wikinews "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 yes 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)


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support Support Basque is a language that is different from all the other languages there are. The Wikipedia runs good. There are many people who speak basque. --Ooswesthoesbes 15:59, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good idea KoMuNeRo MaG 17:56, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Support Good idea, and Basque projects are good--Bengoa (My user talk) 18:21, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support It's a extremely good idea to create Basque Wikinews. Although Basque is a small language (spoken by +1,200,000 people worldwide), it should have Wikinews proyect. i think it's very interesting and many people would contribute. For example the Basque Wikipedia has 35,000 articles and more than 3,000 users. I think that this proposal should be accepted. Moreover, has this proyect any inconvenience? --An13sa 18:35, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 04:08, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Support Euskaldun 15:44, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Support Those of us who want to learn or expand our Euskara would greatly benefit from this project Ðntalk 00:26, 16 Feb 2010
  • Support Support Basque language is becoming very alive (both in France and in Spain), I think a Wikinews project is important. --Sarvaturi 08:36, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose Oppose I'm not saying it would be a bad idea I just don't believe there would be enough people to keep it running (Red4tribe 16:00, 23 April 2008 (UTC))
  • Oppose Oppose The Basque Wikipedia is to small to have a News spinoff. --jeroen 02:01, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose--Reality006 23:03, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

General discussion[edit]

First, I'm sorry because of my English.

I think the Basque language needs a Wikinews in euskara. The basque language has his wikipedia, with 26,000 articles actually, and more tham 2,000 users. Basque is a litle language between big languages (French, Spanish...) but I have to sau that: Basque is the first language in Europe, I think a Basque Wikinews will be interesting.The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arah_eh (talk • contribs) .Tosão 14:02, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

I agree with you. Basque is the oldest language in Europe (it has more than 3,000 years) and it should have a wikinews page. Tosão I have to correct you. Now (2009-february), the Basque wikipedia has 35,283 articles and 7,153 users. See [1] for more statistics.

Localisation update[edit]

  • Currently 76.00% of the MediaWiki messages and 26.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 06:58, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 89.11% of the MediaWiki messages and 20.42% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10:31, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 94.80% of the MediaWiki messages and 12.11% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:07, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 99.96% of the MediaWiki messages and 48.28% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 22:05, 17 February 2009 (UTC)