Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Igbo

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Igbo Wikiquote[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikiquote Igbo
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg 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.

  • 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 ig (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Igbo Language name in English
Language name Asụsụ Igbo 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 Q33578 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Igbo
  • native label (P1705) = Asụsụ Igbo, Igbo
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, Kwa, modern language / Igboid
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ig
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script, Latin alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 27,000,000

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 Igbo Language Center Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name "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 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:... This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Africa/Abuja "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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


As Chinua Achebe said, "proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten [in the Igbo language]". Quotes and proverbs are a pillar of the Igbo language and any good speaker is expected to know proverbs or to recite quotes, this is why an Igbo version of wikiquote would not only be excellent but ideal. Wikiquote was made for this language, and this is why I am in favour of the creation of an Igbo wikiquote (Wikinsereokwu). There may not seem to be a strong community backing the creation of this project, and this is because most Igbo speakers don't even know something like this can exist, or will exist. Please allow wikiquote, or Wikinsereokwu, to exist in the language it was created for.


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support Thank you. Ukabia 11:55, 6 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support I am ready willing and able to contribute to this project. I worked with a team to start an Igbo language class in Washington, DC. We published a 250 page textbook (largely written by me) that teaches Igbo language to English speakers. I can devote 14 hours per week to this project. neurogirl47 9:58PM, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support I think that igbo languaga should be in this site. I'm a proud igbo person, and I think that thee should be a way to share this unique language all over the world.

Imena maka nti igerem (Thank you for listening). Glots

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]