Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Waorani

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Waorani

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 auc (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Waorani Language name in English
Language name Wao Terero 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 Q758570 - 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" 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 Huaorani native speakers of Wao Tiriro have begun using computers, and there is a need for information to be available online in their native language. An education project focused on critical thinking may be able to provide encyclopedic articles for the project.


Arguments in favour[edit]

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Other discussion[edit]

  • How has this been put as eligible? We have no native speakers and the proposers identity is unknown. Also, there is no incubator projectKanzler31 02:48, 27 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Millosh: ^^ --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:38, 4 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • ~2000 native speakers are enough for eligibility. Approval is a different issue and it requires continuous work on incubator project, as well as localization. --Millosh (talk) 13:34, 4 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Millosh: But then, after 9 years, there's no known incubator:Wp/auc as you should be seen, then how can't the eligiblity be contested here? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 15:45, 4 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Eligibility is not something to be contested, as it requires a valid language with an ISO 639-3 code. Approval could be contested, as it's Wikimedia-specific. --Millosh (talk) 16:46, 6 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]