Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Salar

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Salar Wikipedia[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Salar

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 slr (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Salar Language name in English
Language name Salırça 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 Q33963 - 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 Salar Portal, China Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Continent/City "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.


Replace this line with your opening argument in favour of the new project.


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support: 60,000 speakers is a good starting point, China is increasingly online even in rural areas, i think combined with a likely diaspora in the first world and scholars and students it will take off in no time.Qrc2006 17:55, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support: you should visit the "Salar Portal". Works from other Turkic languages such as Turkmenistan's Ruhnama, the Uygurs' Oghuznama, and Azerbaycan's Dede Korkut have already been translated into the Latin Salar Script. More and more Salar restaurants are sporting their own Latin Script on the signs. Salar restaurants are well-known throughout China, especially in Beijing. For a small nationality, the Salars are well represented for their business acumen and high educational levels. And they are now reaching out to other Turkic nations, especially their Oghuz cousins in oil-rich Turkmenistan and the modern cultural giant Turkey. Penkyamp

--Reality006 14:44, 2 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  1. Support -- I strongly support this language.

Arguments against[edit]


I removed the link to "tut" ISO-639-2 .. this is to be solely about the Salar language.. GerardM 15:58, 9 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Given the small size of the population, really dedicated people will be needed to make this project work.. I hope you will be able to pull it off. :) Thanks, GerardM 08:10, 12 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

So who exactly is proposing this project to be started, and what is the current native speaker involvement? Siebrand 11:51, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Penkyamp, I suppose. --Thogo (talk) 12:04, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The native speakers belong to the Salar Youth Alliance of China (Jungo Salır Yixdilar Berleşik) 1. 2. . Several of them are university educated Salars well versed in other Turkic languages. Several of them, though of pre-university level, understand Turkmence and Azerbaycanca perfectly and have already translated the Ruhnama and Dede Korkut (Azeri version) into Salarca. All the contributions as of now, came from these Salar language enthusiasts. Several of them have help Salar restaurants across China to set up shop signs containing the Latin-based Salar Turkic script. Penkyamp
OK, that sounds like it may have a chance. Thank you for the information. Cheers! Siebrand 19:36, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Localisation update[edit]

  • Currently 0.00% of the most used MediaWiki messages have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 12:43, 12 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]