Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Marwari

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Eligible with respect to the language Marwari (language code rwr). Other languages within the macrolanguage Marwari (language code mwr) should create separate requests. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 19:38, 9 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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 rwr (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Marwari Language name in English
Language name मारवाड़ी 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 Q65455884 - 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 no indication 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 विकिपीडिया "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace विकिपीडिया usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace विकिपीडिया वार्ता "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-logo-v2-hi.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone IST (UTC+05:30) "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.


The Marwari language (Mārwāṛī; also variously Marvari, Marwadi, Marvadi) is spoken in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Haryana but is also found in the neighboring state of Gujarat and in Eastern Pakistan. With some 13.2 million speakers (as of 1997, ca. 13 million in India and 200,000 in Pakistan) it is the largest language by number of speakers of the Marwari subgroup of the "Rajasthani language" There about 23 dialects of the Marwari Language. It is written with the Mahajani and Devanagari script, as is Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi and Nepali. In Pakistan it is written in the Perso-Arabic script with modifications. Marwari currently has no official status as a language of education and government. There has been a push in the recent past for the national government to recognize this language and give it a scheduled status. The state of Rajasthan recognizes Rajasthani as a language. In Pakistan, there are two varieties of Marwari. They may or may not be close enough to Indian Marwari to be considered the same language. Closely related languages to Marwari in the Rajasthani cluster are: Gojri, Shekhawati, Hadoti, Dhundhari, Mewari, Brij, Bagri, Wagdi, Mewati, and others. There are ongoing efforts to identify and classify this language cluster and the language differences.


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  • This wikipedia should be confined only to Marwari language as in western Rajasthan.Not to be confused with Rajasthani and other dialects.

विनय पालीवाल (talk) 18:45, 5 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Hi guys, as langcom discussed, the language that test wiki uses is Indian Marwari with ISO 639-3 code rwr, thus there are no confusion about "Marwari" anymore. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:40, 9 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]