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Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Bhojpuri

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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 bho (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Bhojpuri Language name in English
Language name भोजपुरी 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 Q33268 - 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 विकिबिचार "Wikiquote" in your language
Project namespace परियोजना नेमस्पेस usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace परियोजना बतकही "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 [[:]] This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Patna "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces सोच-बिचार 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.


Bhojpuri is a language which is spoken in India, Nepal, Mauritius, Suriname, Jamaica, Guyana and Netherlands. It is spoken by 60 Million people all over the world. It is official language of Nepal and Fiji, nationally recognised (not officially) in Mauritius and Suriname. It is also the second official language of Jharkhand (Indian State). So kindly add Bhojpuri language on Wiktionary so the Bhojpuri speaking people could utilize it.


  • Bhojpuri is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in northern-eastern India and the Terai region of Nepal. It is one of the most rapidly growing languages in the world according to People's Linguistic Survey of India. It is chiefly spoken in western Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh. The language is a minority language in Fiji, Guyana, Mauritius, South Africa, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It has over 51 million speakers all around the globe, according to the 2011 census of India, it has a big literature history as well as entertainment industry, so it deserves a wikiquote site.

Ksabhishekbhojpuri (talk) 16:55, 2 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

  • It is a famous Language in India with the status of 2nd official language of the Jharkhand state and also one of the Constitutionally recognized in Nepal and Fiji. It also spoken in Suriname, Mauritius and Carribean Islands. It deserves a Wikiquote site.

Anjoriya (talk) 18:44, 2 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

  • Full Support: There is such a huge population of Bhojpuri Speakers it surely deserves it's own wikiquote. ~~~NIA3000~~~