Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Arabic

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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.

  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). 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 ar (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Arabic Language name in English
Language name العربية 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 Q13955 - 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 RTL 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 ويكي_الرحلات "Wikivoyage" in your language
Project namespace ويكي_الرحلات usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace نقاش_ويكي_الرحلات "Wikivoyage 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:Wikivoyage-Logo-v3-ar.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone UTC "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces "Phrasebook"="دلیل_العبارات", "Pharsebook_talk"="نقاش_دلیل_العبارات", "Portal"="بوابة", "Portal_talk"="نقاش_البوابة" For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Additional user groups: Rollbackers and autopatrollers (both groups should be added and removed by sysops) 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.

  1. Support I support this project (Added value) for Arabic Wikipedia.--محمد بوعلام عصامي (talk) 01:54, 4 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support I support this project, Will be a reference for all passengers from Arab. --Aiman Saeed أيـمـن. 06:49, 26 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support I support this project, Will be a reference for all passengers from Arab. Bachounda (talk) 07:54, 26 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support No reason not to have on in Arabic. --Fjmustak (talk) 07:59, 26 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
    note: There is some content in --Fjmustak (talk) 08:05, 26 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Although I fear some dispersal between this and other already-weak Arabic wikiprojects, I think it will attract a different people than those who contributes to the other projects, and the Arabic internet users has a very high need of such a travel guide, which have no Arabic alternatives at all, so I support --عباد ديرانية (talk) 10:25, 26 November 2012 (UTC).[reply]
  6. Support Wikitravel already has an Arabic version. --Meno25 (talk) 12:36, 26 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support It will be very useful for the Arabic reader --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 19:34, 28 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support I really like the idea. I believe this kind of projects are really close to Arab youth mainstream and could be something useful one day. I find something like this way more useful than Wikiquotes for instance. --عمرو (talk) 22:17, 28 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support I support this project, Arabic Wikipedia is very rapidly growing this would help to have an Arabic Wikivoyage to support it. --Ashashyou (talk) 13:35, 29 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support, SURE! --Faris El-Gwely (talk) 10:59, 9 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support: I think it will be so useful.--Avocato (talk) 18:22, 13 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support It can be a useful guidance for Arabs to discover world and travel all over the world. --Arjanizary (talk) 19:39, 2 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support Same as above. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:53, 18 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support I think it will be so useful --Emara (talk) 11:47, 23 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Support I think it will be so useful for the Arab people, And anyone can learn Arabic language -- A. Latreche 12:22, 09 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Support Because Arabic is a wide spread langauge and has a familiarity with 1.2 billion muslims. --Kafkasmurat (talk) 12:07, 2 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Support Florence (talk) 09:13, 5 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Support One of the largest spoken languages in the world deserves its own project.--سامي الرحيلي (talk) 19:11, 5 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Support Yes of course. This request should be sent from years. Because our language is one of the most important languages in the world. Thank you---1339861mzb (talk) 20:04, 5 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Support--Abbas 03:14, 6 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Support --Ibrahim.ID (talk) 09:47, 6 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Support --MrJoker07 (talk) 10:00, 6 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Support. It is a must for Arabic language speakers to have their own project.--Sayom (talk) 12:03, 6 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Support--باسم (talk) 12:15, 6 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Support --محمد نصار 1 (talk) 20:36, 6 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  26. Support I think this project will be active more than other projects (With exception of ArWikipedia) Because a lot of people looking for information about places they want to visit. and there are no special sites for that (only several forums). I expect a success for this project. --Ziad (talk) 20:56, 7 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  27. Support I think it will be very useful. --Dr-Taher (talk) 00:00, 8 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  28. Support we need it --Mr. Ibrahem (talk) 11:51, 8 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  29. Support --زياد0 (talk) 18:56, 8 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Support --Bachounda Med. (talk) 22:21, 8 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  31. Support --رسول الفلاسفة (talk) 05:06, 14 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  32. Support.--لا روسا (talk) 01:08, 16 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  33. Support.--سبأ (talk) 01:08, 16 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  34. Support.Arbic language is one of the most important languages in the world.--Reza amper (talk) 05:46, 16 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  35. Support --محمد الفلسطيني (talk) 11:28, 16 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  36. Support --سعيد الجزائري (talk) 21:55, 16 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  37. Support --Koroğlu (talk) 14:35, 18 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  38. Support-- Jobas (talk) 14:42, 18 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  39. Support--Aboalbiss (talk) 15:08, 18 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  40. Support--همام العواد (talk) 16:55, 18 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  41. Support--May Hachem93 (talk) 10:15, 20 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  42. Support --Fatimah M (talk) 16:00, 26 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  43. Support --wafaashohdy (talk) 01:34, 02 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  44. Support --Uishaki (talk) 00:36, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  45. Support --D7eame (talk) 03:40, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  46. Support --Ahmad.aea.99 (talk) 04:44, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  47. Support, has a potential to grow. --Remtrip (talk) 09:13, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  48. Support, I support it and I will help to grow this project --Touzrimounir (talk) 10:23, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  49. Support Majed (talk) 11:38, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  50. Support, Robin12hk (talk) 15:15, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  51. Support user:justwiki
  52. Support,--RabeaMalah (talk) 16:25, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  53. Support it's a very good project which will be enable for the arab people.--Mohatatou (talk) 17:11, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  54. Support--Mahdy Fouad (talk) 21:17, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  55. Support --Dyolf77 (talk) 21:25, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  56. Support MTN1996 (talk) 08:11, 3 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  57. Support -- 10:12, 3 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  58. Support--User: Mharfouche
  59. Support --talal gharib --Talal gharib (talk) 11:24, 3 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  60. Support --lrc lori (talk) 15:05, 3 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  61. Support --Bo hessin (talk) 15:29, 3 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  62. Support it will be valuable for the Arab world --Ahmed Mohi El din (talk) 06:32, 4 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  63. Support Ravan (talk) 17:12, 4 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  64. Support --Shbib Al-Subaie (talk) 18:09, 4 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  65. Support --Vivaystn (talk) 18:25, 4 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  66. Support it's a very good project which will be enable for the arab people.--DARK ZERO (talk) 18:27, 4 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  67. Support -- Samir El-Sharbaty (talk to me) 06:26, 5 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  68. Support -- Osama Eid (talk to me) 08:07, 5 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  69. Support -- It is an important for Arabs Omda4wady (talk) 13:21, 5 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  70. (talk) 18:13, 5 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  71. Support-- Support This Project Shqear 3:01, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  72. Support--Calak (talk) 08:39, 6 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  73. Support--أحمد محمد بسيوني (talk) 21:57, 6 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  74. Support-- I definitely support this project, Arabic is one of the most major of world languages, it definitely has the potential to flourish into a huge project. Abrahamic Faiths (talk) 15:54, 7 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  75. Support --Khaled (talk) 20:14, 7 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  76. Support--Anas E Essa (talk) 15:02, 8 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  77. Support----Alfaris88 (talk) 16:05, 8 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  78. Support--Zen alramahi (talk) 20:07, 11 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  79. Support-- --عثمان خان شاہ (talk) 20:01, 15 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  80. Support-- -- I support this project, Will be a reference for all passengers from Arab. --Jan Ramsis
  81. Support-- --Danifouad (talk) 01:40, 31 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  82. Support-- I support this project --Ali Almoullim • (Talk) 10:24, 1 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  83. Support I support the project and i can voluntarily participate as a professional project manager.
  84. Support Bassammahdi (talk) 07:17, 11 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  85. Support wax_93 I guess this will be a great project serving alot of arabs wax_93 (talk) 11:54, 20 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  86. Support Hassen.Houssein --Hassen.Houssein (talk) 16:37, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  87. Support----Omar2040 (talk) 18:15, 10 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  88. Support--Mahmoudalrawi (talk) 20:23, 25 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  89. Support support this project, Will be a reference for all passengers from Arab.-- Drissmlds (talk) 14:55, 18 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  90. Support --Exmak (talk) 15:12, 18 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  91. Support --Zaheeruddin25 (talk) 13:32, 23 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  92. Support, Emna Mizouni 15:41, 7 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  93. Oppose Sorry, Incubator are sites inarchive on Arabic on Wikivoyage creating not yet on yet Wikitravel. 06:32, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  94. Support, The Arabic community is ready for its wikivoyage version. --Helmoony (talk) 05:50, 11 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  95. Support --Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 13:56, 12 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  96. Support I'm Iranian user of Persian descent and I strongly support Arab Wikipedians to have their own wiki-voyage. I think Arabic is eligible right now. thanks. TheStrayDog (talk) 13:17, 10 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  97. Support --البرشت ش. (talk) 05:48, 14 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  98. Support --Assoc (talk) 03:27, 21 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

# Strong support Strong support --Assoc (talk) 02:11, 22 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

  1. @Assoc: Please, do not multiple vote here, thank you. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:38, 22 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Major world language. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 15:31, 21 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Oppose. No activity, weak contributing community. Цареник Костович (talk) 15:53, 3 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support --Tmv (talk) 01:27, 18 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support major world language with speakers all around the world. why not? SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 01:57, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


@Vogone: Because some of people doesn't know English there was some local discussions in Arabic and people write support here as result of that local discussions.--Abbas 17:15, 12 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

hi dear Meno, Plz contact with @MF-Warburg: and create one topic in Talk:Language committee --AFlorence (talk) 12:52, 16 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
@AFlorence: I left a message at Talk:Language committee#Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Arabic. MF-Warburg was already pinged by your comment. --Meno25 (talk) 13:37, 16 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg and Meno25: What's missing now to lunch the project? Edits per month? Do we really need that if we are going to use for example Wikidata as a source of information?--Helmoony (talk) 18:34, 21 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
The requirement is that the test-wiki should have at least several active editors over the course of at least several months. That isn't the case here. For example, an 'active' user can be assumed to make at least 10 edits per month; the project only has 10 edits in total so far in this month. This requirement exists because activity in the test-wiki is the best indicator that it will also be an active standalone wiki in the future, which is what we want. If you want to use Wikidata as a source of information, you can already do that now, but as far as I know there is no way to create lots of good travel articles just from Wikidata data in an instant. --MF-W 19:39, 21 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • I want to change the upload settings form -yes- to - no - so that all pictures will be from Commons. We are already facing problems with locally uploaded files in Arabic projects, especially in Wikipedia. It's better to avoid that for Wikivoyage. If there is no opposition, I will make the change in 2 weeks. --Helmoony (talk) 20:57, 23 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Can we please approve it this year? -- 07:41, 31 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@Amire80: What's your consideration on approving this (or not)? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:06, 13 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Editing in Arabic on Incubator is extremely difficult even for advanced editors. And a lot of tools are missing there. It's better to approve the project. We plan to use bot-generated articles and enhancing the project on Arabic Wikipedia to increase the number of regular readers and then editors. --Helmoony (talk) 22:15, 18 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]