Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Torres Strait Creole

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Torres Strait Wikipedia[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Torres Strait Creole

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 tcs (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Torres Strait Creole Language name in English
Language name Yumplatok 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 Q36648 - 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 Wikipidia "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.


Many Torres Strait Islanders have access to the Internet, so they have much information to fill the new Wikipedia with it.


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • There are more than 25 000 speakers of this language. It is quiet big compared to other languages, isn't it? I think they've got much to write in Torres Strait Wikipedia. --ᨔᨛᨘᨉᨑ ᨓᨛᨍᨐᨖ 20:46, 5 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support! --Blue Sigal 21:08, 5 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I agree with ᨔᨛᨘᨉᨑ ᨓᨛᨍᨐᨖ. Support! --Ţħėőďŏŗǽ 19:18, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Maybe --U.Steele 19:42, 29 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support! More than 25,000 speakers of this language and Wikipedia has/has had languages with less than this (e.g Norfuk has about 1,000 speakers and it has a Wikipedia). I will contribute to this and many more Pacific Islander Wikipedias (already started work on the Pitjantjatjara, Eastern Arrernte, Australian Kriol and Niuean ones). I did change the native name from "blaikman" to the more well-known native name "Yumplatok". Australian111 (talk) 03:20, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

It has a total of 6 pages in Wikimedia incubator. If this language has to have its own separate project, then activity in the incubator is necessary. --Sotiale (talk) 03:22, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]