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Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Bengali

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submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Approved by the language committee: phab:T319183. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 11:52, 3 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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 bn (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Bengali Language name in English
Language name বাংলা 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 Q9610 - 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 উইকিউক্তি "Wikiquote" in your language
Project namespace উইকিউক্তি usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace উইকিউক্তি আলোচনা "Wikiquote 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 File:Wikiquote-logo-bn.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone UTC "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.


Bengali language has huge numbers of famous quotation by famous Bengali writers.


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • 4th largest language by number of native speakers.
  • War fought for this language.
  • National Language of Bangladesh and language of the state of West Bengal, India.
  1. Support There are many quotes in Bengali literature. Vibhijain 10:30, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Agree Bengali has thousand years old history. Since 15th century this language are being using by authors in literature. 1st Nobel prize winner of Asia is Rabindranath Tagor, whose literature medium is this Language.--Aashaa (talk) 11:47, 12 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 23:52, 16 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Strong support - notable literary tradition.-MacRusgail (talk) 16:30, 14 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Strong Support many quotes in Bengali literature. so it's need for Bengali community. --Kayser Ahmad (talk) 10:30, 4 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Strong Support The quotation resources are much more enriched in Bengali language. So giving strongly requirement support. --Sharif uddin (talk) 10:15, 20 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Strong Support There are many active users in Bengali Wikipedia and resources for quote in Bengali language are huge. So, the project most likely will be successful.--Sajid Reza Karim 17:03, 20 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Strong Support--Masum-al-hasan (talk) 05:12, 21 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Strong Support--Sfic (talk) 05:18, 21 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support ~ Moheen (talk) 11:43, 21 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support ~ Rahul amin roktim (talk) 16:31, 23 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Strong Support--Iqsrb722 (talk) 10:31, 27 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support-- Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 17:37, 16 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Strong Support---Ahmsaqib (talk) 06:23, 20 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Strong Support--- Ahm masum (talk) 19:17, 25 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Support in principle; it's very easy to just translate quotes as well. Mahir256 (talk) 19:46, 6 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Support Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 18:10, 17 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Support Major world language, plenty of potential as a project. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 12:45, 22 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Strong Support #Safuan 15:02, 21 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Support no comment and Regards Bangali language Mcepy (talk) 07:43, 22 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Strong support Per above. R4356th (talk) 16:26, 12 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

  • none.

Other discussion[edit]

Localisation update[edit]