Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Belarusian

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikivoyage Belarusian

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:

Please contribute to the test project. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 15:07, 8 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 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 be (SILGlottolog) 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:
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 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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Europe/Minsk "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.


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)Reply[reply]


  • Support. Vit Koz (talk) 21:27, 27 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. --Artificial123 (talk) 14:27, 4 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 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)Reply[reply]
  • Support Per Jarash, a keystone fact is that Belarus has also their own language culture that they can't agree on rationales like "hey we can just read Russian or English Wikivoyages, why we need". --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:52, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]