Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Southeastern Kolami

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The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.

  • Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
  • Obtain an ISO 639 code
  • Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
  • 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 nit (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Southeastern Kolami Language name in English
Language name కొలామి 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 Q56767 - 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 "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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone "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.


Southeastern Kolami is language spoken in parts of Telangana and Maharastra states of India. This language is spoken by Kolam tribe people in Telangana, this language is in use with Telugu script and it is a sub language of Telugu. The people of the Kolam Community in Telangana are committed to build Kolami Wikipedia and they have already started contributing to it.


  • Support, I'm in favor because I believe that Kolami Wikipeida is important. It helps preserve their cultural heritage and practices for future generations. It also enables the government and society to better understand their identity and rights, this Kolam Dravidian language spoken by about 200,000 people in the Indian states of Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, the Kolam is classified as a Scheduled Tribe. I don't speak the language, but I'm willing to help with training and technical issues, The Kolam tribal community has a distinct cultural identity, including their language, attire, occupations, and traditions. However, this identity is gradually disappearing from society, etc., I believe Kolami Wikipedia will help the new generation will get, and share knowledge and promotion of tribal languages. Kasyap (talk) 05:52, 21 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Comment Comment Would you complete the table above? you forgot the table for the request, also Naiki is the same name--Theblackmidi72 (talk) 13:41, 21 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]