Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Belarusian

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikivoyage Belarusian
submitted verification final decision
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.
  • 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
Proposal
Language code be (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Belarusian Language name in English
Language name беларуская 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 Q9091 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Belarusian
  • native label (P1705) = беларуская мова
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / East Slavic languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = be
  • writing system (P282) = Belarusian alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 7,960,000±10,000


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.
Community
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.
Settings
Project name ВікіВандроўкі "Wikivoyage" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "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:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Europe/Minsk "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)

Proposal[edit]

Belarusian is the official language of Belarus, a country in Eastern Europe. There's a vibrant Belarusian-speaking Wiki community represented by the two Belarusian Wikipedias (one using the official orthography, and the other Taraškievica) and some other Wiki projects. In my opinion, Wikivoyage seems to be an appopriate extension to the Belarusian-speaking Wiki world which is yet to be created and developed. --Zariecki (talk) 03:40, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

  • Support. Vit Koz (talk) 21:27, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. --Artificial123 (talk) 14:27, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. Althouth this section is not called "voting", I'll give my voice in favor. I will definitely support the project with my contributions. However I have at least two concerns. First is that the strength of the community is not enough for the wikivoyage in Belarusian language to develop consistently. Second is the existence of two spelling varieties of Belarusian. This might be a problem. --Jarash 21:59, 8 March 2018 (UTC)