Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Duala

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Duala
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg This language has been verified as eligible.
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 approvaland will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert.

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:

Eligible language. You are encouraged to contribute on incubator:Wp/dua. --Millosh (talk) 18:56, 23 January 2017 (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
Language code dua (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Duala Language name in English
Language name duálá 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 Q33013 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Duala
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Sawabantu languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • 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.
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 "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 yes 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 svg logo-dua.svg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone CET (UTC+1) "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)

Duala is a language spoken in Cameroon by more than 90,000 people.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support-Very long time Duala wikipedia to grow up.--Erdemaslancan 21:26, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
  • support if there is a speaker.Luciferwildcat (talk) 03:48, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose, can anyone give me an alphabet?Heavy Metal PST5 13:00, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. There are too few contributors, only two pages, no article --minhhuy (talk) (WMF) 02:43, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose No test project, no formal project, that's the key point for all languages around the world, just if they wanna a Wikipedia. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:00, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Still no test project after 8 years. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 13:42, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]