Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Nigerian Pidgin

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Nigerian Pidgin status page
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 pcm (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Nigerian Pidgin Language name in English
Language name Naija 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 Q33655 - item has currently the following values:
  • English label = Nigerian Pidgin
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = pidgin, English-based creole languages /
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 30±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're a contributor to the 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 Wikipedia "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 Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone "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 maniphest task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal summary

Naija Pidgin

A Basic Description and Analytic Treatment of Noun Clauses in Nigerian Pidgin
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Number of Speakers: 3 to 5 Million native, 75 Million as second language

Spoken in: Nigeria, United Kingdom (immigrant community), United States (immigrant community)

Related languages: Jamaican Patois, English, Igbo, Portuguese, Spanish

Nigerian Pidgin is a English based Pidgin spoken in Nigeria. It is commonly known as Naija. Also known as "Broken" or "Brokin" due to the use of slang words. There is a large internet community in Nigeria and this would make this Wikipedia grow.

Votes in Favor[edit]

  • Support Nigerian Pidgin is a large language. It would be a growing wiki.--Kanzler31 04:24, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Support: I'll go for it, even though I'm not from Nigeria. --TrooperAnimalLover

Votes against[edit]

  • Oppose: where are the native speakers? 14:21, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Localisation update[edit]

  • There is currently no localisation in progress. GerardM 18:02, 28 August 2010 (UTC)