This proposal has been approved. The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.
A committee member provided the following comment:
The community needs to develop an
; it must remain active until approval ( active test project 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:
Example / Explanation
A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Oriya Language name in English
ଓଡ଼ିଆ 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
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.
User:Psubhashish (N), User:Odisha1 (N), User:Ansumang (N), User:MKar (N), User:Jnanaranjan_sahu (N)
User:Guguly18 (N), User:ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ (N), User:ସୁବାସ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ରାଉତ (N), User:Gorvachove (N)
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.
"Wikisource" in your language
usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace
"Wikisource talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
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 (
). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
File:Wikisource-logo-or.png 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image ( instructions)
Default project timezone
"Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)
We wish to begin work on the Oriya language Wikisource project. Currently there exists no Oriya Wikisource.
Arguments [ edit ]
Oriya (Odia) is the predominant language of Orissa (now officially known as Odisha), where Oriya speakers comprise around 83.33% of the population according to census surveys.
Oriya is the official language in Orissa and Jharkhand
Number of speakers: More than 45 million (globally) speak Oriya
Orissa, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, Raipur, Jamshedpur, Baroda, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Guwahati. Oriya language has spread to the other parts of the globe such as Burma, Malaysia, Fiji, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra, the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and UAE.
The Oriya Wikipedia has approx 3254+ articles in it
Dialects: Standard Oriya, Kalahandia, Ganjami, Balesoria, Sambalpuri Oriya