Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Kupang Malay

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Kupang Malay
submitted verification final decision
Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).

The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.

  • Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
  • Obtain an ISO 639 code
  • Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
  • 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 mkn (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kupang Malay Language name in English
Language name Melayu Kupang 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 Q18458203 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Kupang Malay
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Malay
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) =
  • number of speakers (P1098) =
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 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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Kupang "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)

Proposal[edit]

The Kupang Malay language is the most spoken language in West Timor, including some parts of Flores Island, Alor Island, Sumba Island, and a few more islands on the Islands of East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. It has around 200.000 spokers in 1997, and it's growing every year. Making the Wikipedia of its own would be a good idea. I got this idea from other Indonesian regional languages, such as Javanese Wikipedia, Minangkabau Wikipedia, Bali Wikipedia, and a few more. From that, I started to think, "why can't I create my own language Wikipedia?". So, please create this Wikipedia language as it will help some people that doesn't understand many of the Indonesian words very good. So, in order to help many other people, I decided to make this Wikipedia language, to rich out all the people in East Nusa Tenggara, and parts of the Eastern Indonesia (because they speak nearly-same language as Kupang Malay).

Main Page: incubator:Wp/mkn/Laman Utama (note that it has not been finished yet) --JollyFrankle (talk) 11:28, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

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