Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Okinawan

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Okinawan

submitted verification final decision


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 ryu (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Okinawan Language name in English
Language name 沖縄口/うちなーぐち 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 Q34233 - 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 Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name Wikipedia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace ヰキペディヤ usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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 Asia/Tokyo "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.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Japanese Wikipedia stands so lonely in its language family :( And also the Okinawan test wiki looks so good! --ɴõɴəχүsƚ 12:35, 1 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weak support I think Okinawan deserves a Wikipedia, but some native speakers should come. Kanzler31 01:42, 19 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support once we get more entries in the incubator wiki. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs 02:53, 11 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. It seems, Okinawan wikipedia may work. I think live Okinawan presented by speakers on wikipedia will enrich knowledges of all those (including humble me), who is interested about this language. It would give much greatest advantage, than if it would be used only locally. --Kusurija (talk) 16:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support-MacRusgail (talk) 23:05, 11 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 14:09, 12 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Moderate support. As an elementary speaker of Okinawan, I pledge to continue contributing to this project. Apart from principle challenges, such as lack of native speakers, Okinawan is doing quite well on the Internet and is properly standardized. --Wisconsus (talk) 17:42, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is taking too long for the Wikimedia Foundation to decide the issue. I hope this wiki will be approved soon. --Wikipean (talk) 10:56, 15 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Masjawad99 (talk) 03.48 27 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The test wiki seems fairly developed. Regarding the Okinawan language itself, there are regional varieties but standardization seems to be consistent enough. Most internet sources use the Shuri-Naha dialect and in real life, it has the most speakers. I hope Wikipedia will accept an Okinawan version in the near future. — Coastaline (talk) 06:22, 24 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - 夢蝶葬花 (talk) 16:19, 17 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. The test is working really good. --Jobrz0405 (talk) 20:42, 11 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The incubator project seems to be picking up pace recently and growing faster. --Glennznl (talk) 07:56, 19 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

  • Contra, for now. Although I am a big supporter of Ryukyuan languages, the incubator might as well be empty and there are no native speakers assisting this project. --Node ue 09:31, 2 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Contra: I am a supporter, but still this test project is stopping now. --Garam talk 19:45, 13 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • There are users who are active, but they are few and far between. A wiki with no users is rough.--Tmv (talk) 01:41, 7 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Other discussion[edit]

  • The request for project is eligible. Please create Incubator project and go to the FirstSteps page at Translatewiki to start with localization. --Millosh 03:26, 27 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Can I ask... will Japanese script/kana be used? -MacRusgail (talk) 23:08, 11 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Yes, Japanese script is going to be used, as it is a principal writing system for Okinawan. --Wisconsus (talk) 17:53, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]