Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Shan

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Shan
submitted verification final decision
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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, will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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 shn (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Shan Language name in English
Language name ၵႂၢမ်းတႆးယႂ်ႇ 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 Q56482 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Shan
  • native label (P1705) = ၵႂၢမ်းတႆးယႂ်ႇ
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, Tai languages /
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = shn
  • writing system (P282) = Shan alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 3,000,000

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.
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name ဝီႇၶီႇၽီးတီးယႃး "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 yes 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:Wikipedia-logo-v2-shn.svg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Yangon "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Support Support —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sai Oun Khay (talk)

Arguments in favour[edit]

  1. Support Support : Native speakers of Shan have the competency and willingness to contribute to this project in the long-term. Hence the Shan language deserves to be given the opportunity and priviledge to have its own language edition of Wikipedia along with the existing Tai-Kadai languages such as Thai and Lao. --Jose77 21:29, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
  2. Support Support : Shan Language had it's own stand for centuries. With enough articles and efforts, Shan Wikipedia is a must. Lionslayer 04:20, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
  3. Support Support : Shan wikipedia is very important for Shan speakers. Many Shans have been using wikipedias that usually are not in their native tongues such as Thai and Burmese. Now I believe it's time they had a wikipedia where they can fully understand its content, and contribute to their community.Alifshinobi 03:13, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
  4. Support Support per Alifshinobi. I see no reason not to. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 18:46, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
  5. Support Support : Support for our Shan brothers. Aunghtike (talk) 06:49, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
  6. Support : Support for 6 million people of Shan. Ninjastrikers (talk) 17:14, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
  7. Support : Shan people are the second largest ethnic group in Myanmar/Burma and they also live throughout Southeast Asia. They need to have a Wikipedia in their own native language. မင်းသန့် (talk) 00:57, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
  8. Support SupportShan people and Shan language has been developing for many centuries and there are many historical information to pass on new generation, and there are need to maintain the language and the identity of the people through language preserving. User: Tun Sar 09: 41, 25 December 2014
  9. Support Support : Support for our Shan brothers. Mayor mt (talk) 09:49, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
  10. Support Support : Shan Language had it's own stand for centuries. With enough articles and efforts, Shan Wikipedia is a must.
  11. Support Support : Shan Language had it's own stand for centuries. With enough articles and efforts, Shan Wikipedia is a must.
  12. Support Support : I support for Shan Language to have wiki page. Phoenix06 (talk) 13:11, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
  13. Support Support : Support for our Shan brothers. htunhtetaung (talk) 14:21, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  14. Support Support : There are a number of different Tai / Shan groups; by having a common usage and online reference tool using the most basic and simple language of Tai (Tai long) script would help bring us all Tais / Shans into one and it's time to do so. Help us develop and preserve our language by its maximum use. Thanks. user: HsengMurngHsu 23:40, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  15. Support Support : Should have Shan wiki for Shan people, our brothers. There are many Shan People and it is a great environment for Shan People. User:sanlinnaing (talk) 16:00, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
  16. Support Support : Shan language is the mother tongue of several millions people. These people should have the opportunity to use wiki in their own language. Thirteenfeb (talk) 11:28, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  17. Support Support : I support for Shan Language to have wiki page. Thixpin (talk) 7:02, 06 February 2015 (UTC)
  18. Support Support : I support for Shan Language to have wiki page. Sai Dong (talk) 10:24 PM, 18 February 2015
  19. Support Support : I support for ours Shan Language to have wiki page. Saosukham (talk) 01:25, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
  20. Support Support : I strongly recommend for Shan Language as an official language with Wikipedia.Saimawnkham (talk) 23:56, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  21. Support Support : I Support for Shan Language as an official language with Wikipedia.
  22. Support Support : I support for Shan Language to have wiki page. Newshanidea (talk)
  23. Support Support : I Support for Shan Wiki. Janekhamleng (talk) 12:36, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  24. Support Support : I Support for Shan Language as an official language with Wikipedia. There are a large number of Shan language speakers all over Southeast Asian and southern china region. Shan language and Shan alphabet reflect prosperity of Tai people, known as Shan people, in many aspects. I strongly believe that Shan Wikipedia will create the better learning world for Tai people. With Wikipedia, Shan language will always be a part of the largest encycolpedia for all users to experience the wider and more multicultural world. Pluto p (talk) 04:36, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

15:37, 28 June 2015 (UTC) ChandraHelsinky (talk) 5:00, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

  1. Support Support : --Zaheeruddin25 (talk) 09:04, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support : With high number of page and edit. I think this should be a new language in Wikipedia. Still waiting for new Wikipedia of Tai-Kadai language --ZilentFyld (talk) 08:39, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

Localisation update[edit]

To translate those system messages, follow these steps. --Jose77 22:37, 22 January 2011 (UTC)