Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tausug

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Tausug
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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

No problems with the eligibility here. --MF-W 21:56, 31 March 2013 (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 tsg (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Tausug Language name in English
Language name Bahasa Sūg, بَهَسَ سُوگ 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 Q34142 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Tausug
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language /
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = tsg
  • writing system (P282) =
  • number of speakers (P1098) =
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 23prootie (P)
You can optionally list your user name if you're a contributor to the 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 Wikipedya "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/no? Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (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 Asia/Manila "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 maniphest task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal[edit]

Tausug is a langage spoken by 1 million people in the Sulu Archipelago, Philippines and in Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia, & Malaysia). It was the firmer Lingua Franca of the Sultanate of Sulu.--23prootie 01:57, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

  • Support--Aplikasi 08:36, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Tausug is one of the major languages of the Philippines with one million speakers (about 900,000 speakers in the Philippines and about 100,000 in Indonesia and Malaysia --Harvzsf 05:04, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Support, per above.--Tamara Ustinova 19:41, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Support. 1,1 million, that a big contributor base and even bigger readers' base. Let's give them a boost. Wikipedia helps fight illiteracy. Kubura 04:12, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak support - decent speaker base, but sceptical of internet penetration in this region, also don't know what literacy rates are like in the language.-MacRusgail (talk) 16:08, 30 January 2015 (UTC)