Requests for new languages/Wikisource Kurdish

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Kurdish Wikisource[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikisource Kurdish

submitted verification final decision

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:

Until a separate Kurdish Wikisource is created, please add texts at oldwikisource:Destpêk. Antony D. Green (talk) 22:18, 21 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics). 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 ku (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kurdish Language name in English
Language name Kurdî / کوردی 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 Q36368 - 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 for ku-Latn; RTL for ku-Arab 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 "Wikisource" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikisource 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 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.


Kurdish is a great literary language, with many well-known classical writers. I have no doubt that a Kurdish Wikisource project will have no problem flourishing. -- Prince Kassad 00:24, 10 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Support a language with a lot of speakers. Thank you, --Patriot8790 14:55, 8 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Thank you very much!George Animal 16:20, 15 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. The test project isn't enormous yet (with about 100 pages currently), but there's clearly possibility for expansion. I assume that the Wikisource could host text in both Arabic and Latin scripts, unlike Wikipedia which has separate domains for ku: and ckb:. Jafeluv (talk) 10:41, 17 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support I support this project. --Kurdbuddha 16:38, 19 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. --Calak (talk) 10:47, 4 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

من ئێستا بەکوردى دەنوسم بۆ ئەوەى دلنیاتان کەمەوە کە زمانێکى رەسەن و پێویستە هەرچەندە دژایەتى زۆر دەکرێت بۆ لەناو بردەنى کورد ز مانى کوردى لە ئێران و تورکیاو سوریا قەدەغەیە بەلام قەت لەناوناچێت ................هەروەها وەکوو ئاماژە پێکراوە کە دەتوانرێت بە لاتینى و بە وەشەى عەرەبیش بەنوسرێت هیوادارم بەرپرسانى ویکیپیدیا رەزامەندى دەر بەبرن..............

بەلام گەر بەکرێت هەموو داواکاریەکانى بۆ زمانى کوردى لە یەک شوێن کۆبکرێنەوە مەبەستم پەرێک بۆ زمانى کوردى دانرێت ئەوجا لەناوى زاراوەکان باس بەکرێت ..