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submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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 mnw (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Mon Language name in English
Language name ဘာသာ မန် 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 Q13349 - 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 ဝဳကဳပဳဒဳယာ "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 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-mnw.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Yangon "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.


It is for Burmese there, I can't realize this is the language for Mons in Myanmar, it is reading for the language, in Wikipedia, more language in myanmar will read there. --Cyrus noto3at bulaga (talk) 11:23, 5 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Arguments in favour[edit]

General discussion[edit]

To the best of my knowledge, proposer is not a native speaker. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:37, 9 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Might be good to let @Jaenehaong: join discussion? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:29, 1 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Liuxinyu970226, yes, but this user is not active now. --Cyrus noto3at bulaga (Talk to me) 08:21, 5 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Might be good to let @Htawmonzel: Join discussion? Aue Nai (talk) 12:15, 7 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
This is now under approval ongoing, please invite linguistics to verify the contents. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:32, 13 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Dear Liuxinyu970226 do you mean the LangCom need a professional linguist to confirm our project? We have one, who is a native Mon and living in Thailand. He is the key person on the teaching of Mon language for Mon children in Thai primary school in Thailand. Bee Htaw Monzel