Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Nepali

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikiquote Nepali
submitted verification final decision
Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).

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 ne (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name nepali Language name in English
Language name नेपाली 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 Q33823 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Nepali
  • native label (P1705) = नेपाली भाषा
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Indo-Aryan languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ne
  • writing system (P282) = Devanagari
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 17,000,000±1,000,000, 24,131,000, 8,680,000, 15,451,000, 11,826,953, 2,926,168

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.
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name विकिकथन "Wikiquote" in your language
Project namespace विकिकथन usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace विकिकथन_वार्ता "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-nepali.png 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/kathmandu "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


Nepalese is an Indo-Aryan language. It is the official language and de facto lingua franca of Nepal and is also spoken in India, Bhutan and Myanmar. Nepali has official status in the Indian state of Sikkim and in West Bengal's Darjeeling district. people all over Nepal speak this language. so there will be lot of editors to promote this Wikiquote.-देवराज पौडेल (talk) 03:48, 18 December 2015 (UTC)


Arguments in favour[edit]

Arguments against[edit]


  • At least since December 20, 2015 until January 18, 2016 there are active only two editors, BRPever and देवराज पौडेल, but they are actively contributing. Today, January 18, Wq/ne incubator has 57 articles (not including templantes neither Main Page), although most of them are short stubs. I would support this propose (a widely spoken language deserves to have a wiki), but only if there are more contributors and make grow the quality of the existing content and expand a bit the quantity, also. --Zerabat (discusión) 17:01, 18 January 2016 (UTC)