Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Balinese 3

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Balinese 3
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, will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert 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
Language code ban (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Balinese Language name in English
Language name Basa Bali 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 Q33070 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Balinese
  • native label (P1705) = bahasa Bali
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Malayo-Sumbawan languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Balinese alphabet, Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 4,000,000
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 Kanzler31 (P)
M. Adiputra (N)
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 "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikipedia 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/Makassar "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)


Balinese is a Indonesian language spoken in Bali. The language has more than 3,000,000 speakers worldwide. There were 2 previous requests were closed during the language proposal reform. I decided to make a 3rd request. Hopefully the request will gain attention by native speakers and hopefully get this wiki created.


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support Arguments above. Kanzler31 02:52, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I will try to edit myself and to ask my Balinese friends to contribute. Meursault2004 06:09, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Support Chabi 06:20, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Support NoiX180 05:32, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Support--Aplikasi 03:10, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --Midnight Green 07:39, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
  • support if you build it they will come.Luciferwildcat (talk) 03:29, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support SpartacksCompatriot (talk) 03:48, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Support--Aplikasi (talk) 19:39, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

  • The proposer is not Balinese.
  • Lack of native speaker who have interest to create Balinese wikipedia. Although I'm the native speaker, I can't construct the Balinese wikipedia alone. But I will try it. M. Adiputra 09:31, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Localisation update[edit]

There is no localisation yet. GerardM 17:47, 28 August 2010 (UTC)