Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Kumaoni

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Kumaoni

submitted verification final decision


This proposal has been rejected.
While this request has technically been rejected, in reality this is a request that has been sitting open or on hold for a long time with little evidence of a community coming together to build a project. If a community comes together in the future and makes a new request, LangCom would consider that new request without prejudice.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Request open since 2010, and no community has appeared to create a test. Please come back to us if and when a test is created. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:00, 14 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 kfy (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kumaoni Language name in English
Language name कुमाँऊनी 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 Q33529 - 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 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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone "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. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.

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  • w:Kumaoni or Kumauni is the native tongue of about 2 million IndiansCensus of India living primarily in the w:Kumaon in the state of w:Uttarakhand, but also spread all across India.
  • It will be a great opportunity for them to acess the vast knowledge available at Wikipedia in their own tongue.
  • Vast amounts of folk knowledge will be able to enter the network.
  • There is adequate published literature available in Kumauni oldest being
    • Ganga Datt Upreti's Proverbs and Folklore of Kumaun and Garhwal (Lodiana, 1894); the same author's Dialects of the Kumaun Division (Almora, 1900); and Jwala Datt Joshi's translation of Dandin's Sanskrit Dasa Kumara Carita (Almora, 1892).
    • A local poet who lived about a century ago, Gumani Kavi by name, was the author of verses written in a peculiar style, and now much admired. Each verse consists of four lines, the first three being in Sanskrit, and the fourth a Hindi or Kumauni proverb. A collection of these, edited by Rewa Datt Upreti, was published in the Indian Antiquary for 1909 (pp. 177 seq.) under the title of Gumani-niti.
  • New literature has been mentioned in the article Kumaoni of the English Wikipedia.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Strong Support Kumaoni is a language spoken by over 2 million people about 20% of which are totally monolingual KUMAUNI: a language of India

Books are written in it, there are radio programmes and a blosomming music industry [1] Also plenty of Dictionaries English to Kumaoni And Hindi to Kumaoni.Kumaoni Dictionary by Dr. Sher Singh BishtKumaun 12:39, 18 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Strong support Kumaoni the mother tongue of w: Kumauni people should be supported for it has a well defined standardised grammer and a lot of creative work is being done in it of late so it will help people if knowledge is available in it through a powerful source like Wikipedia.Kalikumaun 13:57, 18 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strong SupportKumaoni wikipedia for the addition of articles which deal with various socio-cultural aspect of life in the Himalayas.H728 12:32, 18 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Written in w: Devnagari Kumaoni has easily available commited contributors for the project in long should be noted that all the people living in or outside uttranchal(uttrakhand) desperately want their genrations to give respect to their culture and this will be a step towards it and a respect towards their sentiments.
  • supportR.P.Joshi talk 10:38, 25 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

AlmoraOnline - Know more about Kumaon

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