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A committee member provided the following comment:

No problems with the eligibility here. --MF-W 21:52, 31 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
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What Value Example / Explanation
Language code tru (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Turoyo Language name in English
Language name ܛܘܪܝܐ/Ṭuroyo 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 Q34040 - 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 Wikipedia usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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 File:Wikipedia svg logo-tru.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone CET (UTC+1) "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.

Turoyo is spoken by more than 350000 people and the number of native speakers is still increasing. Although there exists a Wikipedia in syriac, we also need one in turoyo, because the syriac Alphabet is different to the turoyo latin-based alphabet. Syriac which is a written language is only spoken by taught and has a lower number of speakers than turoyo (it is not really spoken, comparable with latin and italian). Turoyo is not seen as dialect anymore. There are a lot of scientists in the opinion that turoyo, because of its modified grammar and great number of neologisms, is an independent language. For this reason it is a very necessary project for the turoyo diaspora to have a wikipedia, which is understood by everybody. The language turoyo has speakers all around the world. These speakers need a platform to get understandable information about important issues in their language.

Furthermore it is one of the few neoaramaic languages, which still exists and which is still spoken lively. So you can help to preserve a language, which nearly the same language is, which was spoken by Jesus Christ. So because of that, integrating turoyo in the wikipedia also has a historical importance.

My english is not very good but I hope you can understand everything! Please contact me and ask for more information! --Ariyo (talk) 23:46, 18 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

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Please add information on where this language spoken, which languages it is close to and what dialects exist.--Anuclanus (talk) 01:12, 22 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

I suggest you read the Wikipedia article linked above if you're interested in this. --MF-W 13:35, 22 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I also think that you can read everything in the wikipedia article, but its not difficult to tell you about it. Originally Turoyo was spoken in southeastern Anatolia Region and it is still spoken there but now it is also spoken in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. Furthermore it is spoken in the diaspora in Europe and the USA.
About the classification I can tell you that Turoyo is a semitic language and it originates from Aramaic. Ariyo (talk) 18:37, 23 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]