Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Limbu

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Limbu
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 lif (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Limbu Language name in English
Language name ᤕᤠᤰᤌᤢᤱ ᤐᤠᤴ 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 Q1760553 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Limbu
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = Unicode block /
  • 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" 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 Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (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:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Kathmandu "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 maniphest task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal[edit]

Limbu is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Nepal, India (Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Assam, and Nagaland), Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA. Limbu's refer to themselves as Yakthung and their language as Yakthung pan. Yakthung pan has four main dialects: Phedape, Chhathare, Tambarkhole, and Panthare dialects.

Yakthung pan (Limbu language) is one of the major languages spoken and written in Nepal, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma, and Thailand.

  • Speakers:334,000 [1]
  • Location(s) spoken: Nepal, Hilly Region and Himalayan Region, Sikkim, Darjeeling and some parts of India--CasetteTapeMaster (talk) 03:44, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Limbu language is one of the major languages and mother tongues of more than five hundred thousand people of Nepal. There also has been a rapid growth and use of Limbu language and script in the recent years. --CasetteTapeMaster (talk) 03:44, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


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General discussion[edit]

Simple model for writing Limbu language in Limbu or Sirijunga Script from Wikipedia[edit]

Localization update[edit]