Requests for new languages/Wikipedia South Ndebele

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia South Ndebele
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg 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, 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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Project is eligible. Please contribute to the test project (link below). For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:48, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
  • 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
Proposal
Language code nr (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name South Ndebele Language name in English
Language name isiNdebele seSewula 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 Q36785 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Southern Ndebele
  • native label (P1705) = IsiNdebele
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Nguni languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = nr
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 640,000


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.
Community
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.
Settings
Project name Wikiphidiya "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 File:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Africa/Pretoria "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)

Proposal[edit]

Isindebele (South Ndebele) is one of the small but official language of South Africa. It is the only remaining language without it own Wikipedia project. This makes finding and supporting the language project almost impossible for native speakers. It is my sincere belief that giving this language an official Wikipedia language project page, would spark activity for the language as was the case with Isixhosa Wikipedia project which was saved from closure and is today a thriving language project. --Thuvack (talk) 21:14, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

  1. Support As we can see, one of the official languages of South Africa, but why there's only pages that created in 2016, where are Ndebele users? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:39, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. Support IsiNdebele lulimi lwamaNdebele eZimbabwe. Luyingxenye yendimi zabeNguni abatholakala ngobunengi eNingizimu yezwekazi leAfrika. Phakathi kuka1820 lo1822, uMzilikazi kaMatshobane Khumalo, inkosi yamaNtungwa wahlubuka ebuthweni lakwaZulu eluqondise eNyakatho. Wayekhonze khona kwaZulu ngoba uTshaka wayesenqobe isizwana samaKhumalo ngaleso sikhathi. Waphuma lebutho lakhe elaligoqela amaZulu ayesekhathele ngoTshaka. Ohambweni lwakhe ebalekela uTshaka wabutha izizwana ezasezachithwa yiMfecane. Ezinye zazo ngamaNtungwa akwabo, amaHlubi, abeSuthu, amaVenda, AmaSwazi lezinye eziqanjwa ngabalobi bembali abanjengoPhathisa Nyathi. Uluhlu lwezizwe lezi lwenza kube sobala ukuthi awasiwo wonke amaNdebele angamaZulu ngomdabuko. AmaZulu phakathi kwawo alihlekanyana nje. UMzilikazi wasakha lesi isizwe ngokumanyanisa imihlobo eminengi yabantu abeza bezecela umthunzi abanye njalo ngokuthunjwa ngamabutho akhe. Ekufikeni kwalesi sizwe lapha kwelikaMambo, sakhumelana umlotha laye uMambo eMhlangeni. Yonke imikhakha eyatsheba kuleyombizanye kusukela kulelolanga yahle yaba yisizwe sakwaMthwakazi ngaphansi kwamakhosi ayo ayekhonza kuye uMzilikazi njengenkosi yesizwe jikelele. Isikhumbuzo saleso siga sisemgwaqweni omdala osuka koBulawayo usiya eGwanda. Ngamafitshane amakhasi angaphansi kwaleli elithiwa "IsiNdebele" azavumela bonke abalolwazi kulezo zigaba zolwazi olungasekela ukuthuthuka kolimi ukuthi baphosele abangasekela ngakho.--Special:Contributions/219.147.95.220
  3. Support This language Wikipedia is long overdue. Wikicology (talk) 07:17, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  4. Support After meeting the powerful cutie supporting this language, I definitely believe this project will have a good start! --Kritzolina (talk) 08:06, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
  5. Support Yes, yes! We should support new ideas, this can lead to new great projects. --May Hachem93 (talk) 13:48, 19 April 2018 (UTC)