Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Indonesian 2

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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.

    This proposal is on hold:

    We appreciate the "serious interest" and the support from WM ID. Request is on hold until that interest and support are translated into actual content creation. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:42, 11 December 2019 (UTC)[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 id (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Indonesian Language name in English
Language name Bahasa Indonesia 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 Q9240 - 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 Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links first request (rejected due to inactive) Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name Wikiversitas "Wikiversity" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikiversity talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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 Asia/Jakarta "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.


This is a proposal to open Wikiversity in Indonesian. The number of private universities in Indonesia currently reaches around 4,500 institutions. We hope that Wikiversity Indonesia can also be opened.

Indonesian is the official language in the Republic of Indonesia and has 42 million native speakers and is spoken by at least 260 million people worldwide. This makes the Indonesian Wikipedia is one of the active Wikipedia with more than 500000 articles.

--Faishal Wafiq Zakiy (talk) 15:15, 7 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]


@Faishal Wafiq Zakiy: About one year ago, the first request was rejected because only one content page was ever created. Has a community come together with a serious interest in revitalizing this test? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:44, 8 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Faishal Wafiq Zakiy: ^^ --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:33, 11 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @Liuxinyu970226:, sorry for late reply. I know the first request for this test was rejected. Today we has some people with a serious interest in revitalizing this test. We also get support from Wikimedia Indonesia now. Faishal Wafiq Zakiy (talk) 12:50, 9 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Sister projects[edit]

  1. Wikipedia Indonesian Done
  2. Wiktionary Indonesian Done
  3. Wikibooks Indonesian Done
  4. Wikiqoute Indonesian Done
  5. Wikisource Indonesian Done
  6. Requests for new languages/Wikinews Indonesian (Incubator link) Wait Wait
  1. Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Indonesian (Incubator link) Wait Wait
  1. Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Indonesian Not done