Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tokelauan 2

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Tokelauan Wikipedia 2

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Tokelauan 2

submitted verification final decision


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 and will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert.

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 tkl (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Tokelauan Language name in English
Language name Gagana Tokelau 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 Q34097 - 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 "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.


All Tokelauans have access to the internet.


Arguments in favour

  • This Wikipedia can be a an opportunyty to help this language not to die. All Tokelauns could have a lot of information in their language. --Chabi 13:52, 17 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.--Enzino 21:29, 2 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 'Support' Tokelauan Wikipedia will help Tokelauan language not die...--Kosmopoliitti 19:50, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support --Theeo 15:13, 26 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support It must have Wikipedia Tokelauan--Digimon Adventure 03:23, 13 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support The wikipedia incubator project has more than 100 articles. It deserves a wiki. Kanzler31 21:55, 30 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support - Tokelauan, with 3300 speakers, is an official language and the most widely spoken language in Tokelau. There are 1400 speakers in Tokelau, and besides to this, it is an important immigrant language in New Zealand (1700 speakers), American Samoa (100) and the United States (70). Although the language is quite vigourous, a Tokelauan Wikipedia can help the island community (with whom the internet is more or less popular) to keep their language alive. Gertjan R. 07:01, 11 January 2011 (UTC) (Tokelau editor at nl:)Reply[reply]
  • Support --U.Steele 19:43, 29 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support --PastelKos (talk) 18:15, 3 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against

Other discussion

See the old request.