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submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Inactive proposal without an ISO code. --MF-W 21:41, 19 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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 Savoyard Language name in English
Language name Savoyâ 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 Q2490038 - 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 vouikipédia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace vouikipédia, l'êssiklyopédi libra 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 File:Savoie flag.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Europe/Savoy "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.


The savoyrad language is a Franco-Provençal language, which is spoken by 35000 people. This franco-provancal variant is different from the Arptian because the Savoyard is present in a mountainous region, so the Savoyard people was isolated from the rest of the arpitan area. Indeed, they are lot of different words, expressions and accent. And the Savoyard needs to be on internet, so on wikipédia to still be alive, because this language is truly threatened. (The savoyard language is thought at school on Savoy by the Savoyard Teachers Institut.).

http://www.langue-savoyarde.com/ http://www.languesregionales.org/IMG/pdf/affiche_31_mars_2012.pdf http://www.arpitania.eu/aca/documents/Dictionnaire_Viret_Francais_Savoyard.pdf http://www.centre-etudes-francoprovencales.eu/cef/bollettini/nouvelles-centre-23-1991-347.pdf http://www.lavoixdesallobroges.org/la-voue/746-bonnevalsurarcenpatoislavieestbelle Giettois--Giettois (talk) 14:46, 23 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Oppose No ISO code. -- 08:36, 25 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Oppose Savoyard content can be created within Franco-Provençal Wikipedia. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 22:02, 15 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Oppose Per two arguments above. Splitting up local languages which can easily be grouped together will only decrease the sustainability of the wikis. --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 08:29, 17 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]