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Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Dagaare

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submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Approved by the language committee, awaiting creation: phab:T350218. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 08:05, 1 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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 dga (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Dagaare Language name in English
Language name Dagaaba 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 Q35159 - 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 Wikipiideɛ "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Wikipedia usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Wikipedia Yeli "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-dga.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Africa/Accra "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.



Hello friends, I wish to submit an official request for the approval of the Dagaare Wikipedia incubator. I am a steering committee member and project lead for the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub, and as part of our efforts to support more indigenous and low-resource Wikipedia languages, we provide technical support to incubator projects such as the Dagaare Wikipedia and other Mabia languages. In my capacity as the executive director and co-founder of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group, I created the Dagaare Wikipedia test wiki and have built a community to ensure that the Dagaare Wikipedia incubator joins the Dagbani and the Gurene Wikipedias as one of the approved Mabia language wikis in Ghana. This community has great potential to become one of the most active communities in Ghana and I strongly support the approval of the Dagaare Wikipedia incubator. Learn more about the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and the Dagaare Wikimedia Community. Shahadusadik (talk) 03:21, 11 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]