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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
Language code vmw (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Makhuwa Language name in English
Language name emakhuwa 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 Q33882 - item has currently the following values: 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.
Directionality LTR Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name Wikipediya "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Wikipediya 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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone CAT; UTC+02:00 "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.


I am re-opening this request for the Makhuwa Wikipedia. I think it meets the requirements for its own domain, and the community members have toilled on on the incubator for more than 6 months now. I am pinging @Tochiprecious:; @Tomas Armando Moz: and @Gito da Ana: to come and comment.-- Thuvack (talk) 14:37, 4 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you so much @Thuvack, yes, I agree to and support the approval of the Makhuwa language Wikipedia. The community members have kept it active since September 2021. Please approve.
Thank you! Tochiprecious (talk) 16:30, 4 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much. I eagerly desire to have a domein for Emakhuwa or say Makhuwa language. We keep publishing articles. 19:14, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]


Arguments in Favour[edit]

  1. Support - Amakhuwa is one of the largest language spoken in northen mozambique. The community has done very well in the last 6 months on incubator. They deserve their own wiki. --Thuvack (talk) 14:37, 4 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Strong Support - The Emakhuwa community members have consciously worked hard to keep it active and get the Wiki out of the incubator. I've made sure it keep nudging them to stay active and they've kept it active since September 2021 it started as a test wiki. They deserve a Wiki and I recommend it. Tochiprecious (talk)
  3. Strong Support - we are working to have a page in Emakhuwa (as we call it) or Makhuwa in English for three years now. We have continued editing and creating new articles and posted photos and videos on commons. We believe that when we become a page we will have content to start with. I we wikimedian Faiudation should consider it having a domain this year. @Tomas Armando Moz