Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tunica

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Tunica

submitted verification final decision
Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).

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 tun (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Tunica Language name in English
Language name Luhchi Yoroni 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 Q56619 - 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 no indication 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 "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 North America/New Orleans "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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


Tunica is a Native American language that has received much revitalization effort in the past 60 years, beginning with linguist Mary Haas after the death of the last native speaker. The target of these ongoing revitalization efforts have largely been descendant communities that still claim Tunica as a heritage language. In the past few months, Tunica has moved from "Dormant" to "Awakening" on the Ethnologue language vitality scale. As this language is actively being revitalized in the community, efforts are also being made to find Tunica a spot in modernity . One of the ways of doing that is creating a web presence so that people can communicate and interact with the internet in their heritage language. One of first steps in this process has been to create Tunica youtube videos (including the song "Monster Mash" with Tunica lyrics). However, it is our hope to expand Tunica's presence on the web through both written and oral language. As part of this initiative, we will be writing and submitting articles (in Tunica) regarding aspects of the Tunica language and people. Topics will include the history of the language, the history of the people, the revitalization program and associated summer language camps, as well as well known historical figures in the Tunica community. By having this information available in Tunica, Tunica speakers (and members of the heritage language community) will be able to learn about their history directly in their own language without having to relay and understand it all through an English language lens.

--Tulanetunica (talk) 15:40, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]