Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Romanesco

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Romanesco

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  (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Romanesco dialect Language name in English
Language name Romanesco 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 Q1231625 - 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 Uichipedia "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 Roma (Italy) "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.


Romanesco dialect has a long story: some important poets, like Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, Trilussa and Cesare Pascarella used it for their poetry and it's really expressive. I think that to start a new Wikipedia in Romanesco dialect would be a great tribute to a great city and culture.

In Romanesco dialect: Er dialetto romanesco c'ha 'na storia lunga: arcuni 'mportanti poeti, come Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, Trilussa e Cesare Pascarella, l'hanno usato pe' e poesie loro ed è davero morto espressivo. Penzo che inizziare 'na uichipedia ner dialetto romanesco sia 'n grosso tribbuto pe' na grossa città e curtura. --Matteo Crinò (talk) 01:32, 7 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Strong oppose I think that this project will never be well developed and will have in the long term very few articles and editors; Romanesco hasn't, also, an ISO language code. --Gce (talk) 21:58, 28 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I have always been sympathetic to regional languages and Wikipedias in them. Also, I understand the reasoning behind this proposal: if there are Wikipedias in Venetian, Emilian-Romagnol, and Neapolitan, why not one in Roman. Because Rome is a big city and its citizens are quite chauvinistic, it probably wouldn't be as unsuccessful as Gce thinks it would. However, I've also always been careful to draw a line. Not any vernacular can qualify for its own Wikipedia. The Romanesco dialect is just too close to standard Italian to grant it its own project. Therefore I weakly oppose this. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 08:04, 17 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose No ISO code. -- 08:36, 25 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Per above, no code no project. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:37, 16 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]