Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Hakha-Chin
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- 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||cnh (SIL, Ethnologue)||A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...|
|Language name||Hakha Chin||Language name in English|
|Language name||Laiṭong||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||Q3250286 - 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.|
|Community||LaitlangSalai Cinrung ('N'P) Fillen|
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" 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.
|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|
Arguments in favour
- Support Support Hakha-Chin is spoken by well over half-million people in Chin State, Burma. In addition, there are Hakha-Chin speakers in Mizoram, India, Bawm, Bangladesh, and Chin diaspora all over the world. —unsigned by Laitlang 04:57, 28 February 2008.
- Oppose Oppose. Maybe it will seem silly, but one of the reasons why I can't support that, is that there's no article about that language even in English wikipedia (there's only an article about Kuki Chin Naga group.
Another reason is more clear - 3 articles in test wikipedia is not enough. --Visconsus 10:01, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
There is a reference to an en.wWikipedia article. It is not there. GerardM 08:28, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
- They simply don't have an article about it. >:O) Btw., the language is called "Hakha Lai" or just "Lai" in most linguistic works (except for Ethnologue where it's labelled "Chin, Haka", if one wants to call that a linguistic work). --Thogo (talk) 09:02, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
You are correct Thogo, it's called Lai or Laiholh. I was using "Hakha-Chin" only because there was an ISO code for that.