Requests for new languages/Wikinews Shan

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submitted verification final decision

This language has been verified as eligible.
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.

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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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 shn (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Shan Language name in English
Language name ၵႂၢမ်းတႆးလူင် 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 Q56482 - 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 ဝီႇၶီႇၶၢဝ်ႇ "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace ဝီႇၶီႇၶၢဝ်ႇ usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace ဢုပ်ႇၵုမ် ဝီႇၶီႇၶၢဝ်ႇ "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 File:WikiNews-Logo-shn.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Yangon "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.


Access to free and fair information is very important. It will be very helpful for our Shan people to have a wider perspective by presenting technological developments and current world political situations and business matters in Wikinews in Shan language.



  1. Strong support. I am a reader of Shan Wikinews Telegram channel. It is very good to see that we will have a free news channel. Saaifa (talk) 02:50, 7 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support.Sai Myo Thura Kyaw (talk) 14:45, 7 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support.Raa Zaa Leng Saue (talk) 09:56, 10 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Strong Support , The Shan Wiki community is so much active and I believe they can maintain one more project. NinjaStrikers «» 15:52, 11 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Strong support.Jao Pannasami (talk) 12:42, 1 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Strong support.Zaai Seng Haan (talk) 00:36, 11 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support — Good project! While the majority of Wikinews projects have failed, there are very few Wikinews projects active in the incubator. I hope the community will keep the news up to date, and the language committee will encourage the community by approving this project. --ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 22:08, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]