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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:

Project is eligible. Please contribute at Beta Wikiversity. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:58, 5 December 2017 (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 ro (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Romanian Language name in English
Language name Română 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 Q7913 - 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 Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name Wikiversitate "Wikiversity" in your language
Project namespace Wikiversitate usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Wikiversity Talk "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 File:Wikiversitate-logo.png This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Europe/Bucharest "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.

2010 proposal


A second application for this project which could be quite populated by Romanian users, I think it would be better to have a Wikiversity project in Romanian. Thanks. Taill 14:53, 9 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]



#--Taill 15:02, 9 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Vote of disruptive crosswiki sockmaster striked. Pmlineditor  10:45, 22 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  1. Conditioned by the fact that there are enough users willing to involve in the project. Romihaitza 17:10, 9 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]


  1. I say NO, at least not now. There are too few users that might be interested in editing such a complex project that needs not only administratorial abilities, but also an editorial staff. I noticed Taill (whos original username o rowiki was Ervin; he was blocked in January 2010 for one year because of his childish behavior) is now very enthusiastic and starts project after project. I'm not sure he could deal with so much projects very long. --Gikü 19:18, 9 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Oppose. Please, can anyone tell me who are the willing users? I do not think a new project can be maintained by 2 users. Just look over ro.wikibooks, ro.wikiquote etc.--Minisarm 19:35, 9 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Nominator himself is disruptive. We don't create wikis for sockmasters to gain adminship. Pmlineditor  10:47, 22 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

2012 Proposal


There is a Wikisource test project for the Romanian language, and an existing Wikiversity Test Page in the Romanian language.

Eligibility requisites satisfied by the proposed Romanian project at Wikiversity:

  • 1. This is a new language project at Wikiversity: there is no other Romanian language project at Wikiversity;
  • 2. The Romanian language has the valid (limba română, ron) ISO639-3 codes (ro);
  • 3. The Romanian language is unique and could not coexist on a more general wiki.
  • 4. The Romanian language is spoken by a population of more than 22 million Romanians in Romania, as well as by 4 million Moldavians in the Republic of Moldavia.

Language The language is defined: Romanian; Română The language code is valid (SIL) Final, project requisites:



It would be very important to have a Wikiversity website in Romanian- "Wikiversitate"- for both the Romanian and Moldavian populations, especially students and researchers, as well as teachers who would gain access to Wikiversity in the Romanian language. . The Wikiveristy website in Romanian would also be an important resource for Historians of Romania worldwide, as well as for students and teachers worldwide who study or teach the Romanian language and Romanian history. Romanian contributions to arts are widely known and well-documented: in music, folk songs and poems, theatre, abstract sculpture, paintings, and so on. Romanian contributions to sciences are most prominent in: Physics, Chemistry, Logic, Mathematics and Cell Biology. The Romanian School of Mathematics, in particular, is internationally recognized and has made very important contributions to the modern development of Mathematics, and especially of: Functional Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Topology, Category Theory and the Theory of Numbers. There are eight major Romanian universities that could now contribute to the Wikiversity project in their native Romanian language. Although an Wikipedia website in the Romanian language exists, it does not benefit from several major advantages of the Wikiversity project, such as the existence of several Schools of Sciences and Engineering, School of Mathematics, and so on. Moreover, the Wikipedia website in Romanian does not seem to include any contributing Wikipedia users from Moldavia--an ancient province of the Greater Romania!

Support for the project

  • Support: the availability of flexible teaching and research resources such as those on Wikiversity are very important for both students and teachers, and also for maintaining high standards of academic freedom. Such resources are especially important in two countries, Romania and the Republic of Moldavia (former Bessarabia province of Greater Romania). Bci21 (talk) 20:58, 17 June 2012 (UTC).[reply]
  • I support this project, but I must add that there is no Moldavian dialect. The Romanian language has four dialects: Daco-Romanian, Aromanian (or Macedo-Romanian), Megleno-Romanian, and Istro-Romanian. Moldavian is a subdialect of the Daco-Romanian. Firilacroco talk 16:25, 29 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - After someone created an RFC discussion alleging admin abuse at Romanian Wikipedia, I hereby support this proposal in hopes of balancing the existing projects communicated in Romanian language. Also, Wikiversity can be potentially used to teach Romanians how to write, type, and speak English language and to be tolerant and open-minded to others, like various groups based on religion, identity, race, etc. However, if created, amount of administrators would be potentially low, like other Wikiversity sites. Nevertheless, Wikipedia needs a balance. --George Ho (talk) 22:15, 26 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
After finding out that the community of Ro.WP is very small, I decide to withdraw my support for now. --George Ho (talk) 07:38, 20 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]