Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Gorontalo

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Gorontalo

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. --MF-W 10:03, 6 March 2018 (UTC) phabricator:T189109 --MF-W 11:39, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[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 gor (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Gorontalo Language name in English
Language name Hulontalo 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 Q2501174 - 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 no indication 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 Wikipedia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Wikipedia usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Lo'iya Wikipedia "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-gor.png This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Makassar "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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


Gorontalo is a Indonesian language spoken in Gorontalo. The language has more than 1,400,000 speakers worldwide. There is no ISO 639-1 code for Gorontalo. Dialects of Gorontalo are East Gorontalo, Gorontalo Kota, Tilamuta, Suwawa, and West Gorontalo. Willy2000 (talk) 23:27, 1 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Support: I support this language because it is a great language spoken in Gorontalo province in particular, and Sulawesi Island, Indonesia in general. Ezagren (talk) 23:22, 11 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strongly support for this Wikipedia in Gorontalo language. This can also be a project which can be a preserver the local language in Indonesia. ··· 👦 Rachmat04 · 💬 01:57, 12 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. It is one of most spoken languages in Indonesia. -- Si Gam (talk) 06:12, 23 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. I see the potential this Wikipedia will trigger the creation of more small-language wikis of Central & Eastern Indonesia. Cahyo Ramadhani (talk) 15:20, 22 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 12:01, 3 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. I hope it will be make our knowledge more greater Hima fethus (talk) 12:03, 3 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. I support this language because I see the contributor for Gorontalo incubator is really great! --Beeyan (talk) 10:04, 6 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Nearly two thousand articles already exist. -- Bagas Chrisara (talk) 18:11, 9 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Strongly endorse. I had the privilege to know the good people behind this effort, and combined with my own experience during Minangkabau request, I think this one deserves to be approved. Salam, Muhraz (talk) 23:33, 11 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I strongly Support this. It's amazing that the contributors are so passionate in developing this project. And besides, I haven't heard a regional language in Indonesia has a project in the Incubator that is as active as this nowadays. I'm so jealous that I haven't been able to contribute in my local language project. I still confused. xD Mahali syarifuddin (talk) 23:15, 12 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. --Katxis (talk) 08:12, 21 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Strongly endorse. Mimihitam (talk) 22:28, 27 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Orbwiki107 (talk) 09:23, 25 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Can be helpful for South East Asian users. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:33, 17 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Dear community, this project is approved. Please check the settings in the table at the top of the page, in particular please add a localized logo. --MF-W 10:03, 6 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have added the requested logo which has been localized to Gorontalo language. Please verify if it conforms to the guidelines. Thanks. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 07:33, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. I guess it does. Otherwise the developers will tell us. I filed bug T189109. --MF-W 11:39, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]