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:
If someone starts creating a test project, we can reconsider. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 15:48, 23 April 2019 (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.
"Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
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.
Ethnologue says that it's developing, has 842,000 speakers, but unlike many Bantu languages, nearly all of them are also having Somali language knowledge, maybe contributors of Somali Wikipedia can have their opinions here. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:15, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Actually, the total number of speakers is 1.5 million; in addition to the 842,000 in Kenya, there are almost as many again in Tanzania. It is only the relatively small Kore group in Kenya that switched from Maa to the Somali language. On the whole, Maasai do not have knowledge of Somali. Both the Maa and the Somali language are Nilotic languages but not very closely related (it would be like saying that the Danish have English language knowledge as both are Germanic languages). The reference to Bantu languages pertains to the Arusha ethnic group, members of which are separated into speaking two different languages, one being a dialect of Maa, the other being a totally unrelated Bantu language. I would be very happy to see interested Maasai become active in forming a wikipedia community - alas!, they probably need support which they may not receive locally. I'm going to spread the word among my East Africa connections ... Cheers! --Baba Tabita (talk) 19:19, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Just let us know that the test project is started contributing. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 14:56, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Someone created a Main Page, but that's in English after the "Welcome to Wikipedia" comment. So closing as stale. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:48, 23 April 2019 (UTC)