Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Solomon Pijin

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Solomon Pijin Wikipedia[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Solomon Pijin
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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.

  • 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 pis (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Pijin Language name in English
Language name pijin blo'Solomon 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 Q36699 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Pijin
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, creole language / English-based creole languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = pis
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 25,000
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 Anonymous user:60.242.199.56 (NP)
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 Solomon Islands Pijin audio recordings, Iumi Lanem Pijin. A Basic Course in Solomon Islands Pidgin, Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name "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 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 phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal[edit]

Solomon Islands Pijin is the lingua franca of the Solomon Islands, which consists of Melanesian, Polynesian and Micronesian peoples. The country is the most ethnically diverse in the Pacific with a multitude of tribal languages across its many islands which themselves have contributed to the pijin vocabulary.

Discussion[edit]

Arguments in favour[edit]

Pijin is the language of day to day business across the Solomon Islands. Despite the official language of the Solomons being English, Pijin is used exclusively for general trade and business by the average person, with standard English rarely being heard. The language is also used more frequently than English in Courts of Law and is increasingly heard in Parliament despite it not having been formally standardised as yet. Orthography is phonetic and uses the English latin script with umlauts used for tribal words that are being gradually absorbed into pijin. The language is sufficiently distinct from Tok Pisin (PNG) and Bislama (Vanuatu) to warrant its own Wikipedia so as to encourage the online development of this colourful and expressive language which unites the different ethnic groups across the Solomons.

  • Support: Native speakers of Solomons Pijin have the competency and willingness to contribute to this project in the long-term. Hence the Solomons Pijin language deserves to be given the opportunity and priviledge to have its own language edition of Wikipedia along with the existing creole languages such as Tok Pisin, Bislama and so on. --Jose77 04:51, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Chabi 06:46, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Pijin is the language of day to day business across the Solomon Islands. Despite the official language of the Solomons being English, Pijin is used exclusively for general trade and business by the average person, with standard English rarely being heard. The language is also used more frequently than English in Courts of Law and is increasingly heard in Parliament despite it not having been formally standardised as yet. Orthography is phonetic and uses the English latin script with umlauts used for tribal words that are being gradually absorbed into pijin. The language is sufficiently distinct from Tok Pisin (PNG) and Bislama (Vanuatu) to warrant its own Wikipedia so as to encourage the online development of this colourful and expressive language which unites the different ethnic groups across the Solomons. --Pavlvs-rex 11:27, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]