Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Mesopotamian Arabic 2

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Mesopotamian Arabic 2

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
Language code acm (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Mesopotamian Arabic Language name in English
Language name لهجة عراقية 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 Q56232 - 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 RTL 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 ويكيبيديا "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 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:... This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Baghdad 3+ "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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


There are many people who speak the Mesopotamian Arabic, and not only in Iraq, with approximately 41.2 million, so we hope that you will agree to our request because there are too many who want to participate, but being in the incubator makes it difficult for them, Of course, the language has very good terms, I think it deserves to be a separate wikipedia, Of course, there will be opponents who say that it is an Arabic language, but today you can look at the Egyptian Wikipedia, which has achieved many successes. --Ahmedadeljaff (talk)


  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support:Yes, yes, I strongly support the Mesopotamian Arabic. It needs a separate Wikipedia, because there are a lot of people speaking it, It differs in terms of terminology from Standard Arabic. --Ja'farAlhazeen (talk)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support: I Support the project We want it in the local dialect. --
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support: The project is very good and will serve the dialect widely. --
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support: Let's Make it Happen. --
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support: I am in. --
  6. Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose: There are no significant differences between it and the modern Arabic language --Mohanad Kh Talk 00:32, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support: There's an ISO code and a strong community of speakers all around the world, it should have its own Wikipedia like any other language. The Maltese, Egyptian Arabic, and Moroccan Arabic are good examples of successful Wikipedia editions of Arabic varieties. A455bcd9 (talk) 08:06, 12 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]