Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Sepedi

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Sepedi Wikipedia[edit]

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

It is waiting for creation (see bug 30882).
Proposal summary
  • Project name: Wikipedia
    The name of the project in the requested language; for example, "Wikipédia"
    in French.
  • Project namespace: Wikipedia
    The name of the namespace for project pages like policies; usually the same
    as the project name.
  • Project_talk namespace: Dipolelo tša Wikipedia
    The name of the discussion namespace for project pages like policies; for
    example, "Wikipedia talk" in English.
  • Wiki logo: Wikipedia-logo-v2-tn.png
    The name of the wiki logo uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, like
    "Wikipedia-logo-v2-pl.png" (see logo).
  • Default timezone: SAST
    The default timezone on the wiki, like "CET (UTC+1)". This is usually the
    default UTC.
  • User interface: See Translatewiki.
Please read the handbook for requesters for help using this template correctly.

Most of the South African national languages have a Wiki but for some reason the Wikipedia for Sepedi (Northern Sotho) is not present. There are indeed Wikipedias for the Sepedi relatives which are Southern Sotho (Sesotho) and (Setswana)language.

There is an online Sepedi dictionary and the development of a Sepedi Wikipedia community will contribute to the development of Sepedi as a language.

At the moment there are about 4 209 000 mother tongue speakers of Northern Sotho and they comprise 9.4% of the South African population

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Arguments against[edit]

  • none.

General discussion[edit]

  • none.

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Localisation update[edit]


Please, fill the localization form above, so we could fill bug report to create Wikipedia. --Millosh 08:40, 13 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]