Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Kwasio

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Kwasio
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg 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:

LangCom would reconsider if a community starts working on the test. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:50, 7 March 2018 (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
Proposal
Language code nmg (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kwasio Language name in English
Language name kwasio 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 Q34098 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Kwasio
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Bantu languages
  • 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 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 File:Wikipedia svg logo-fr.svg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone CET (UTC+1) "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)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Replace this line with your opening argument in favour of the new project.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Nous pensons vivement que le fait d'insérer la langue kwasio dans l'encyclopédie Wikipedia serait salutaire non seulement pour la langue mais également pour les peuples qui la parle. En effet, cette langue regorge d'un nombre considérable de locuteurs aussi bien natifs qu'étrangers. Pareillement, ladite langue est une langue transfrontalière que l'on retrouve non seulement au Cameroun mais aussi au Gabon, en Guinée Equatoriale et en République Centraficaine. L'insérer donc stipule que l'encyclopédie sera une plateforme louable et propiced'expression et de partage de tous les locuteurs de cette dernière.

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose, only 18.000 speakers in Africa, so the number of native speakers, which have their own computer with Internet, is extremely low. If we open this Wikipedia, it will be empty all the time. --LexArt 08:14, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]


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