Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Carpathian Romani

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Carpathian Romani

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 rmc (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Carpathian Romani Language name in English
Language name Slovačiko romaňi čhib 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 Q5045611 - 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 Wikipedija "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Wikipedija usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Wikipedija vakeriben "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:Wikipedia-logo-v2-rmc.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Central Europe "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.


The romani language (ISO rom) is a macro language in which North Central Romani, formerly Carpathian Romani, (ISO rmc) is a part. This is proposition of a Carpathian Romani or North Central Romani wikipedia using the standardized language and orthography in Czech and Slovak republic. The North Central Romani is also written in international romani orthography but in practice, it is unused. Spoken by at least 150000 as first language, the North Central Romani speakers are often socially disadvantaged and with no education in they own language. A wikipedia in this language would give the opportunity for native speakers to read and inform them self if the language they use at home and in they marginalized community. As the education level slowly but surely increasing, the number potential contributors should be raising over the time. --Adehertogh (talk) 20:40, 29 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Arguments in favour[edit]

I think that this is a good idea, and would be willing to Support this project. Whycantusernamesbe21 (talk) 02:37, 22 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support. It is active project. It have more articles than Vlax Romani Wikipedia now. --Danvintius Bookix (talk) 08:30, 27 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support The wiki community isn't active now, but the project seems to be useful and successful. Пан Хаунд (talk) 12:15, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]