Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Latgalian 3

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Latgalian Wikipedia

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

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More than two years passed after rejecting of our last request, and now we reborn as phoenix.

This is the third request for Latgalian Wikipedia.
All arguments in favour you can find in accepted request for new language code element (ltg) in ISO 639-3.

Arguments in favour

Arguments against

  • Against Strong against It is not a separate language but Latvian dialect. Its peculiarities caused by strong external Slavic influence, since these territories have been administratively separated from the rest of the Latvian territories within the Russian Empire.--Leonst 20:49, 2 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Regarding that, the project has already been verified as eligible by meeting requisites for eligibility, since the language has obtained its ISO-639 code and is sufficiently unique that it cannot coexist on a more general wiki.
It should be also noted that your statement (“Its peculiarities caused by strong external Slavic influence”) is not actually true. Yes, there are many Slavic derivations in Latgalian (just like Latvian has many German ones and Ukrainian has plenty of words of Polish, German and Turkic origin), but it's not what makes this idiom unique. And even if it had been as you say, it wouldn't have been a reason for rejecting the Latgalian wiki, just as Polish derivations in Belarusian and Ukrainian wouldn't have been a reason for rejecting their language projects. — Regards, Gleb Borisov 17:04, 3 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Other discussion

Localisation done, project has more than 300 good quality articles. Maybe it's time to open the Latgalian Wikipedia? Hugo.arg 15:07, 19 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Well, I don't consider it active yet. For example take a look at these statistics. I've read "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." But it hasn't been since 2007 that there were three not-grayed-out editors in a month time. Therefore I believe we should first wait untill it gets a little bit more active. --OosWesThoesBes 11:02, 30 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]

If will be approved

  • Language name in native language (not needed for the setup, but needed if it is a completely new language for updating Meta pages): Latgaļu (for interwikis); Latgaļu volūda (full name)
  • Language code: ltg
  • Site url:
  • Logo (135x155px PNG image; a derivative from a decent SVG image): File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-ltg.png
  • Project name ("Wikipedia" in native language): Vikipedeja
  • The name of the project namespace (usually the same as the previous): Vikipedeja
  • The name of the project talk namespace (something like "Wikipedia talk" in your language): Vikipedejis sprīža
  • Default project timezone (something like: CET (UTC+1)): EET (UTC+2)

Dark Eagle 16:03, 11 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]