Requests for new languages/Wikipedia N'Ko

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia N'Ko
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg 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, will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Please contribute to the test project. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 19:40, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • 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 nqo (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name N'Ko Language name in English
Language name ߒߞߏ 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 Q18546266 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = N'Ko
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = Koiné language, language / Niger-Congo languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = n'Ko
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 0
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.
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name ߥߞߌ-ߔߘߋߞߎ "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:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Africa/Conakry "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


N'Ko language is one of the most spoken language in West Africa by Manding people with different naming as Malinke in Guinea ,Bambara in Mali and Jula in Ivory Coast and Burkina Fasso.It is being taught in schools particularly in Upper Guinea region and in some region of Mali . Last year ,Guinea government adopted N'ko writing system as the litracy alphabet . Also taught in higher education like Koffi Annan University language department in Guinea and in some foreign universities like Havard African Languages Department , İNALCO in France . Recently we have formed a Wiikimedia projects user group through social media which is willingly ready to contribute editing the most reliable contents in N'Ko Wikipedia incubator . We are requesting the committee to create our domain name in order to keep motivating the community . N'Ko is the litracy language for manding people . --Youssoufkadialy (talk) 13:46, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


Question: Are languages that have second language only status allowed Wikimedia projects since Pali has is own Wikimedia project? -- 23:37, 20 February 2019 (UTC)