Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Krio

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

  • 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 kri (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Krio Language name in English
Language name Krio 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 Q35744 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Krio
  • native label (P1705) = Krio
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, creole language / English-based creole languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = kri
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 495,600±0


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 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 Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone "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 maniphest task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Krio enjoys a massive speaking population of 4 million speakers It is the lingua franca of Sierra Leone and is spoken also in the Gambia, Senegal and Guinea. Due to the great linguistic influence English has had many other Creoles and pidgins exist and Krio can cater to many of their communities across West Africa and the Carribean.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Krio has been used in education for over 200 years and formally studied in schools for about 5
  • Support: Native speakers of Krio are willing to contribute to this project in the long-term, hence this project has the potential to flourish like the other Creaole language Wikipedia editions such as Papiamentu, Hatitian Creole etc. Therefore the Krio language ought to be given the opportunity and priviledge to have its own language edition of Wikipedia. --Jose77 00:09, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support: Millions of people speak this language and sometimes it is substituted it for English. There are many people willing to contribute to this wiki if it is created. Ukabia 12:02, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Chabi1 (talk) 13:43, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

General discussion[edit]

Localisation update[edit]

  • The localisation of the MediaWiki most used messages is a requirement.. GerardM 21:25, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 36.80% of the most used MediaWiki messages have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 12:10, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 36.46% of the most used MediaWiki messages have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 19:28, 6 February 2010 (UTC)