Requests for new languages/Wikinews Sindhi

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Sindhi
submitted verification final decision
Crystal Clear mimetype file temporary.png 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.

This proposal is on hold:

In theory, the proposal can be eligible. But let's see if anyone shows up to start contributing to the test first. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 17:23, 27 April 2018 (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 sd (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Sindhi Language name in English
Language name سنڌي 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 Q33997 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Sindhi
  • native label (P1705) = سنڌي ٻولي
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Sindhi languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = sd
  • writing system (P282) = Arabic alphabet, Devanagari
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 21,000,000±1,000,000, 25,000,000±1,000,000, 23,845,500±100

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 "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 File:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Karachi "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)


--Mominkhandahri (talk) 08:56, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


  • @مھتاب احمد: You're the only person who has contributed to the Incubator test recently. Do you have an interest? StevenJ81 (talk) 17:37, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: I do have interest, but I have a got a number of other engagements, therefore I can't contribute to the project on on-going basis.--:مھتاب احمد (talk) 18:04, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: dear I have also contributed in Wikinews Sindhi, besides, WikiBooks Sindhi, and other Sindhi wikis in incubator, and wish to continue as well. ThanksJogiAsad (talk) 21:06, 17 November 2018 (UTC)