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Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Hausa

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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.

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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

There shouldn't be any issues with eligibility. Please start contributing on incubator. --Sotiale (talk) 11:40, 21 July 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 ha (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Hausa Language name in English
Language name Hausawa 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 Q56475 - 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 Hausa Wikipédia "Wikiquote" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikiquote 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 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.


Hausa is a diverse language spoken by thousands of people across Africa and its natives can be found all over the world . It is an old language with it's independent heritage and history, it is also a course of study in many higher institutions across Africa. The Language has it's own wikis like Hausa Wikipedia [1], Wikitionary [2] and lots of contributors/informations on Wikidata, commons etc. There has being a significant increase in contributions from the Hausa Communities across all Wikis and there are lots of active users on Wikipedia Wikis as well. I personally have came across a number of interestig quotations from many prominent people whom there articles exist on Wikipedia and I believe if this new Hausa Wikiquote is created, will increase the languages' diversity as well as Wikipedia readability especially from the language users across the World. Uncle Bash007 (talk) 11:45, 5 July 2022 (UTC) Well-done ,it's a very good idea bro. I Will be awaiting with my contributions.Hamza DK (talk)[reply]

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Also, who would not like to know qoute in his own native language? Therefore, I will give as much contributions as I can as my token of appreciation just to see this project is a success.

Wow! I was just coming across this now and believe me this is super great idea. It will support the hausa Community in so many ways.i have known about a campaign like this in Yoruba. I think having something like this in hausa is also a killer idea. It's so great and we can't wait to contribute immensely ok it. All thanks to User:Uncle Bash007.

  • This is so outstanding,

Musa Vacho77 (talk) 04:37, 21 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah.. Together we'll make Hausa Wikimedia a more advanced Wiki user:Musa Vacho77. Uncle Bash007 (talk) 10:02, 21 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Indeed.. thank you @Musa Vacho77 Uncle Bash007 (talk) 16:40, 5 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • This is a very fantastic project.

Godstime Elijah (talk) 07:08, 21 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sure it is.. Hope u'll be around to make it a success User:Godstime Elijah. Uncle Bash007 (talk) 10:05, 21 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]