Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Dimasa

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Dimasa
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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Please contribute to the test project. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:36, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  • 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
Proposal
Language code dis (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Dimasa Language name in English
Language name Grao-Dima 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 Q56664 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Dimasa
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Sino-Tibetan languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) =
  • number of speakers (P1098) =
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
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.
Settings
Project name Wikipédia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Wikipédia usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Wikipédia Sainlaiba "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:...Grao-Dima 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Kolkata "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)

Proposal[edit]

The Dimasa language is one of the oldest languages spoken in North East India, particularly in Assam. The Dimasa language is one of the last languages of North East India to retain its original vocabulary without being compromised by foreign languages.

Dimasa language has a well defined Grammar and Dictionary and has wide usage, Dimasa Grammar by Prof. François Jacquesson, Dimasa Dictionary by Shri Mani Charan Barman. Dimasa language is spoken by around 111,000 people in North-East India, though it is often written in the Roman script and one of the living languages of North-East India.

The Bhagawat Gita, the Ramayana and the Bible have been translated into Dimasa language, and Radio programs and television programs are broadcasted in Dimasa language. It also has separate dictionary and many books have been written in the Dimasa language. The literature of this language has been encriched with short stories,tales, drama, poetry, novels, biographies, essays,travelogues etc. Newspapers are also available in the Dimasa language. "Haflong Khurang" is one such influential weekly newspaper published in the Dimasa language from Haflong. Therefore this language deserves a Wikipedia domain. Reference: https://books.google.co.in/books/about/An_Outline_Grammar_and_Dictionary_of_the.html?id=6-IUAAAAYAAJ&redir_esc=y —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Himu Hojai (talk) 2017-11-06 15:04

Discussion[edit]

In short: Where's the test project? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:57, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Test project is started now, let's see if any Indian peoples will contribute it. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 22:10, 23 June 2018 (UTC)



Arguments in favour[edit]

  • I Support this project

To improvise the variant communication ability and putting of various ideas of this language speakers also I support this project .