Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Kumyk

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Kumyk
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:

A valid language with an ISO 639-3 code; native speakers appeared. --Millosh (talk) 23:51, 27 October 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 kum (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kumyk Language name in English
Language name къумукъ тил/qumuq til 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 Q36209 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Kumyk
  • native label (P1705) = къумукъ тил, Къумукъ‎ (Qumuq)
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language, vulnerable language / Kypchak–Cuman languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = kum
  • writing system (P282) = Kumyk alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 426,212

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 Erpelili (N) Arsenekoumyk (N) ArslanX (N)

Alibek101010 PatrickDubois125
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 Википедия/Wikipedya "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Википедия usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Википедияны гьакъында сёйлешив "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 Kumyk (kum/къумукъ) PNG logo 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Europe/Moscow "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)

A living language (with 422,550 speakers).

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Pretty little wiki, support. --U.Steele 21:53, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jugydmort 13:56, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kaiyr (talk) 09:53, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Andrijko Z. (talk) 06:11, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kafkasmurat (talk) 11:59, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
  1. Support -- I strongly support this language.

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose, the incubator is empty, your community is inactive at all though the number of native speakers is imposing (almost 0.5 million people) and literature tradition is quite strong. I think, now we should wait until the community will organizes and will fill the incubator. --LexArt 08:53, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
the argument is oudated, we've been actively working for the last year, going on --Arsenekoumyk (talk) 22:28, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]

I am native speaker. Please don't wait. I was found. --Gazimagomedov (talk) 10:24, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Active developing in 2016-2017[edit]

This project is active developed in last year (see stats). Currently this test-wiki contains more 500 articles, 5 active users (includes 2 admins). Please check this project again.--Kaganer (talk) 01:12, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

@Millosh: ^^ --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:30, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
@Millosh and Amire80: --Kaganer (talk) 01:35, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi guys, we're working on the quality of the articles at the moment, also actively translating the interface. There are 2 admins, including myself. We're very determined to open our section of wiki as soon as possible Arsenekoumyk (talk) 22:27, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

It's definitely eligible. Keep going with good work until you meet the requirements for the approval! --Millosh (talk) 23:59, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi. You're definitely on the right track. Here's what you need to do now:
  • Activity. Keep it up. You need to continue to have at least three editors a month with at least ten edits each. We can't start considering approval until that has been true at least three straight months, and you only have two straight months so far.
  • Content. True, there are over 500 pages. But on a brief check of ten random pages in your test, I found ten stubs. Unless at least half of the pages—and preferably more—have reasonably developed content, it will be hard to consider approval. So at this point, focus less on creating new pages and focus more on further developing the pages you already have.
  • Interface translation. You need to go to and start to translate the MediaWiki interface into Kumyk. Go to translatewiki:Support and ask for your language to be activated. Then begin translating the MediaWiki core/most-used message group. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:43, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Active developing in 2018[edit]

asking to kindly check & comment whether:

  • the articles in [category] suit the requirements for going to mainspace. the community is working on improving the quality of all the articles to that standard.
  • File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-kum.png is OK

Also I've got questions:

thanks to all --Arsenekoumyk (talk) 18:54, 21 August 2018 (UTC)