Requests for new languages/Wikinews Western Panjabi

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Western Panjabi
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 pnb (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Western Panjabi Language name in English
Language name پنجابی 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 Q1389492 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Western Punjabi
  • native label (P1705) = پنجابی
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Northwestern Indo-Aryan languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = pnb
  • writing system (P282) = Shahmukhī alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 60,000,000±0

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 "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 Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (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)

The Western Panjabi language is spoken by more than sixty million million people in the Montgomery and Gujranwala districts of the Punjab Region, Pakistan. While most Western Panjabis today are bilingual in Urdu, the Western Panjabi language is distinct from Urdu and belongs to the Lahnda macrolanguage family. The Western Panjabi edition of Wikipedia has over ten thousand articles, and it's importance may grow in the near future.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support Support: Native speakers of Western Panjabi have the competency and willingness to contribute to this project in the long-term. Hence the Western Panjabi language deserves to be given the opportunity and priviledge to have its own language edition of Wikinews along with the existing Western panjabi Wikipedia. --Jose77 22:52, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Unnecessary for now. No need to create any more low-managed Wikinews languages. --George Ho (talk) 05:03, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]

Localisation information[edit]