Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Cypriot Greek

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Cypriot Greek
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  (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Cypriot Greek Language name in English
Language name Κυπριακά 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 Q245899 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Cypriot Greek
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = dialect / Modern Greek
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Greek alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 700,000
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.
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 Βικιπαίδια "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 Continent/City "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)


This proposal for a new Wikipedia is part of my campaign to establish the Cypriot Dialect in a more official status. A neglected language that is spoken by almost a million people. There isn't any original code for Cypriot Greek but only for Cypriot arabic (Maronite) I will translate the above proposal in my language as an example Τούτη η πρότασις για μιαν τζενούρκα Βικιπαίδια εν μέρος της εκστρατείας μου για να κάμω την Κυπριακήν να έσσει πιο επίσημη θέση. Μια πεταξούμενη γλώσσα που μιλλιέται που εκατομμύρια πλάσματα. Εν τζαι έσσει ακόμα επίσημο κώδικαν για τα κυπριακά, μονο για τα Μαρωνίτικα της Κύπρου


I know there will be problems to establish this but I hope we can find a solution on this and it will be much appreciated. Also it is very likely this project to be done because Cypriot is a vibrant dialect at the threshold of becoming a language. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ΚυριάκοΣορόκκου (talk)

  • Against. ell is the ISO 639–3 code for Standard Greek. Cypriot Greek does not have its own code. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:29, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose no language code —Asdfugil (talk) 15:46, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose no ISO code, no project. -- 08:25, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above, I think that Steven can speedy reject this. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:50, 4 March 2019 (UTC)