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Tati Wikipedia[edit]

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This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval and will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • 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 ttt (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Tat (Caucasus) Language name in English
Language name tati 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 Q56489 - 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 [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], A tale in Tati, Tati Idioms and Poets, zeziyardi Tati Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name "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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Continent/City "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.


Replace this line with your opening argument in favour of the new project.


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • This language has more than 26,000 speakers in Iran and Azerbaijan. Tati because of its history has too many Idioms and tales. It was language of Azerbaijan during the ancient era in Persian Empire. So please support us to have our Wiki. Thank you. Zandweb 03:44, 27 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Although i support, but is there any native speaker in wikimedia? It is also spoken in iran, many of people identify themselves as Tat --Ali 10:55, 14 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, It is an Westiranian language. --Asmen 12:13 12 June 2008 (CET)

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

Of the two Iranian languages of the Caucasus, Tati came here from the south. It had no written documents until the 20s of the 20th century when a Latin-based script was created for it (changed for Cyrillic in 1938). Today there is a thriving literature in Russia and Azerbaijan written in Tati.[6]Zandweb 09:16, 4 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Does this mean that Cyrillic will be the script for this Wiki ? GerardM 12:44, 4 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Cyrilic in Dagestan and Russian federation and Latin in Azerbaijan.Zandweb 17:49, 4 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
You are not answering the question ... GerardM 16:50, 16 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure which script, but i guess that latin would be default, and arabic must be used, Cyrillic and any of russian influences is history in the 21st century --Ali 06:25, 17 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Localisation update[edit]