Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Papuan Malay

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Papuan Malay
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg This proposal has been rejected.
While this request has technically been rejected, in reality this is a request that has been sitting open or on hold for a long time with little evidence of a community coming together to build a project. If a community comes together in the future and makes a new request, LangCom would consider that new request without prejudice.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Seven pages of content, not meaningfully active since 2011. If someone comes to reactivate the project LangCom will reconsider. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:52, 1 May 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
Proposal
Language code pmy (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Papuan Malay Language name in English
Language name Babasah Papua 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 Q12473446 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Papuan Malay
  • native label (P1705) = bahasa Melayu Papua
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language /
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = pmy
  • writing system (P282) =
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 1,100,000


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.
Community
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.
Settings
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 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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Singapore "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)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Discussion[edit]

Support[edit]

  • Weak support - Papuan Malay is the lingua franca of West Papua, spoken by approximately 500K people. It is a Malay creole developed from contact between traders, perhaps from old Ambon or Ternate, and Native Papuans. It is different from Standard Indonesian that is used mainly by the transmigrants. Papuan Malay is spoken mainly as L2 by Native Papuans, and is celebrated as part of West Papuan identity. However, I would like to note that there is no standard form of this language, so it will be better if there is a reference (either grammar book or dictionary) that cover this. - User:Masjawad99 (talk) 03:32, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Oppose[edit]

  • Oppose - Javanese colonialism? -MacRusgail (talk) 16:29, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Should better be written within Malay Wikipedia. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:00, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose not even a valid language, just because you add malay language to papuan and ambonese language doesn't mean its immediately become new language.--AldnonymousBicara? 13:45, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
    @Aldnonymous: With due respect, it has an ISO 639-3 code, so for our purposes it's a language. Since you are now a sysop at Meta and a global sysop, I strongly and respectfully request that you review LPP, so that you always act within its guidelines, particularly when acting in those capacities. Thank you. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:52, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Comments/Questions[edit]

Dear @StevenJ81:, this request was wrongly created as "eligible", I'm now reset this, will you recheck this? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:11, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi, @Liuxinyu970226: I will, though it may take me a couple of days to get to it due to "real life". I assume you've checked this on the main RFL page to mark as "discussion", right? StevenJ81 (talk) 13:58, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
This has seven pages. Some were created around the request creation in '10, and then there was a brief spurt of activity in '11. That's pretty much it. So I'm closing as stale. LangCom will consider a new request if someone reactivates the test project. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:52, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.