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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 niq (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Naandi Language name in English
Language name Naandi 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 Q6956591 - 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 Wikipitia "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.


This is a request for the creation of a Kalenjin language Wikipedia. Kalenjin is a language spoken in the three East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Kenya, where most speakers are found, the Kalenjin are the fourth largest language group with close to five million native speakers. Most Kalenjin are tri-lingual, speaking the native tongue as well as the two Kenyan national languages; Kiswahili and English.

As would be expected there are Kalenjin that only communicate in the native tongue and there are those whose literacy in the two other languages is limited. It is for these potential information seekers that I request and seek to contribute to the creation of a Kalenjin Wikipedia.

I cannot claim to know how many Kalenjin speakers are on Wikipedia (I can at least count one :-) ) but I encourage all Kales to join in this project and I thank Wikipedia and its moderators for the opportunity to create this.

Kongoi, Thank You,

--Ngalek'ab Kalenjin (talk) 04:28, 27 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Moved from request for Wikipedia Kalenjin to request for Wikipedia Naandi on 10 January 2017. Kalenjin is a macrolanguage, and Naandi is one of its component languages. All pages in the Incubator test project were moved to Naandi's language code. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:04, 10 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]