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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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

There seem to be no obvious problems with eligibility. --MF-W 23:06, 30 August 2022 (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 sea (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Semai Language name in English
Language name Semai 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 Q3135426 - 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 LTR 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 Wikipidia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Wikipidia 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 Asia/Kuala Lumpur "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.


Semai is an Austroasiatic language spoken by the Semai people that is spoken mainly in Perak and Pahang, Malaysia. There are about 42,400 Semai people according to Ethnologue and is one of the main aboriginal group in Peninsular Malaysia. This language is still used in daily communication and is taught in school. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tofeiku (talk)


Arguments against[edit]

  • Strong oppose The Semai are tribal group who lived in deep forest and had no internet access, I highly doubt the one that gonna contribute to these project are the real Semai speakers. (Dirk Gret (talk) 15:15, 20 September 2022 (UTC))[reply]
  • Eng sukong Progrem Wikikamus Bahasa Semai adeh mende buleh kibantuk mabek guru ru masarakat kilek amen naiha berkep maklumat. Mong bebegei nekate de buleh birujok ku kateh wikikamus adeh. Neharap eng semoge jenerasi kek akan datang buleh naigunak dek bahase hik tok hilang lei bangbile. Vokfoongkew (talk) 07:03, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Wikipedia Bahasa Semai kiog bernor nu masarakat hik ha belajar kusamping hipekekal Bahasa lihek lekat lei pigoi dek generasi pai an bepeluang naibelajar Bahasa lihek dek tok kinyep ku duniak. Bei sama- sama hiperes Bahasa Semai dek lekat kijadik Bahasa lemu lei bangbile Adaisayang2 (talk) 07:09, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Laman adeh bor hipewujud mende buleh kibantuk dikdij guru ru masarakat hik sengoi ju bebegei suku kaom hikek maklumat ru senang. Selaen ajeh, laman adeh jugak buleh kitulug sengoi hik belajar Bahasa Semai ru buleh hiperhuj igenunak ku perinkat de lebeh tinggik. Semoge usehe adeh an beterosan lei ditehjeh. Adektc (talk) 07:15, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Eng jugak ngsukong Progem Wikikamus Bahasa Semai adeh mande buleh kibantuk hik berkep maklumat ha nekate Bahasa Semai.Hod hik hok Bahasa Semai adeh, hik pejuang loi ditehjeh ha generasi pigoi doh. Semoge usehe hik adeh kiog genunak ha dij masarakat. MarianaAli (talk) 07:21, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Bei hik sukong laman wikimedia Semai. Jeoi manpaat buleh hik kep ju laman adeh. Selaen buleh tamah lemu penanei, hik jugak buleh berkep bebegei maklumat. Ku sampeng ajeh buleh hik perhuj bahasa semai nu bahasa ilmu de lasik ha jenerasi pigoidoh. Semoga usahe adeh kep sukongan ju pelbegei pehak terutame ju masarakat hik sengoi. Shaemasmat (talk) 07:34, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Juk hibelajar Bahasa Semai. Hokloh bahasa lihek dek tok kilep ya jaman muden adeh. Gunakloh bahasa lihek dek tok hisip.WakASdenak (talk) 07:40, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Peterus engrok semai lei pegoi doh. Bei hik sokong wikikamus adeh ha pejeoi kosa kata semai.Wasteedaniel (talk) 07:48, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Program wikikamus Bahasa Semai adeh mong e bernor sebab wikikamus adeh buleh bi pejadi sebagai bahan rujukan untuk masyarakat berbilang bangse dan memudahkan mai untuk ma ha belajar Bahasa Semai sebagaiharok jaman hunen deh mai lebih gunak teknologi moden, contoh bagei telipon bimbit ruk komputer. Eniwajugit (talk) 07:57, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Bei hi berajal Bahasa Semai ru jijoi laman wikimedia Semai adeh hik hakep jeoi lemu penanei teutame bekenaet nekate Semai. Juk hik sukong ru perjeoi nekate bahasa Semai.Manglud (talk) 08:05, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • eng berajal bahasa semai ru jijoi laman wikimedia semai adeh hik hakep jeoi lemu penanei Kamisahteor (talk) 08:16, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Wikikamus Bahasa Semai buleh kibantuk cikgu ru mureb naikek maklumat ru senang. Juk samak-samak hiusahe perhuj Bahasa Semai supaye jeoi mai buleh naikep manpaat. Ena Zaakirah (talk) 08:18, 18 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]