Requests for new languages/Wikisource Pashto

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikisource Pashto
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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Until a separate Wikisource is created, please add texts to oldwikisource:Main Page/پښـــــتو
  • 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 ps (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Pashto Language name in English
Language name پښتو‎ 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 Q58680 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Pashto
  • native label (P1705) = پښتو ژبه
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, macrolanguage, modern language / Eastern Iranian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ps
  • writing system (P282) = Arabic alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 50,000,000±10,000,000, 38,600,000

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.
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 ويکيسرچينه "Wikisource" in your language
Project namespace ويکيسرچينه usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace ويکيسرچينه خبرې اترې "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 File:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Continent/City "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)


There is already a Pashto Wikipedia and the community has plans to start working on building a Pashto Wikisource. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 03:01, 26 January 2017 (UTC)


  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Pashto Wikisource would not be active. --Doostdar (talk) 14:02, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wikisources are the easiest Wikimedia Wikis to support. They are of some use with even a handful of completed files, and a completed file doesn't require updating as time goes on.--Prosfilaes (talk) 08:11, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I am administrator in Pashto wikipedia, and I am also Test wiki Administrator, I will support Pashto Wikisource by every way. Bloch khan (talk)