Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Bengali

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Bengali wikivoyage[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikivoyage Bengali
submitted verification final decision
Application-certificate.svg This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

See phabricator:T196357 Please continue to contribute to the test project until the new wiki is approved. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 12:38, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • 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 bn (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Bengali Language name in English
Language name বাংলা 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 Q9610 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Bengali
  • native label (P1705) = বাংলা, বাংলা‎ (Bangla)
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Bengali–Assamese languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = bn
  • writing system (P282) = Bengali alphabet, Bengali Braille
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 189,261,200±100, 19,200,000, 242,659,750, 19,202,880, 106,000,000, 260,700,000


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 Moheen Reeyad (N), Rafaell Russell (N), Seth R (N), Bodhisattwa (N), Khan Muhammad (N), Iqsrb722 (N), Pasaban, Aftabuzzaman (N), Ferdous (N),S Shamima Nasrin (N)
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 উইকিভ্রমণ "Wikivoyage" in your language
Project namespace উইকিভ্রমণ usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace উইকিভ্রমণ আলোচনা "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-bn.svg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone UTC "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 Extension:WikidataPageBanner Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Bengali has more than 186 millions speaker. The Bengali Wikipedia community is rapidly growing. Now bengali wikipedia has 39000 articles. if bengali wikivoyage has own domain, it will be growing up like a bengali wikipedia Sethtalk 09:27, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Arguments in favor[edit]

  • Support per the large number of speakers, there should be enough users for the project to function. --Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 19:15, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Strong Support ---Ahmsaqib (talk) 12:46, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Strong Support ~ Moheen (talk) 21:35, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong Support, large number of speakers --Kritzolina (talk) 19:54, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong Support, Great number of speakers.--Rafaell Russell (talk) 06:36, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong Support খাঁ শুভেন্দু (talk) 14:14, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong Support --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 18:23, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Kayser Ahmad (talk) 14:19, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong Support --Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 16:38, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong support, Bengali Wiki community is now strong enough and much active users to run this Wiki.Ferdous • 09:34, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong Support , Number of contributors from Bengali Wiki community never was a barrier to increase the quantity and quality. I believe, this community is ready to keep this project active. S Shamima Nasrin (talk) 11:36, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong support -- Ahm masum (talk) 10:44, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This project needs a shot in the arm. Bringing it out of incubator will serve great purpose. Already there has a spike in enthusiasm and activity in Wy/bn. --Mouryan (talk) 17:12, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - Rafi Bin Tofa (talk) 19:27, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support if current Incubator activity doesn't die out by the time the wiki is created. Mahir256 (talk) 19:34, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - Sharif Uddin (talk) 02:14, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- IqbalHossain (talk) 06:07, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- 夢蝶葬花@zhwikivoyage 11:32, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support -- Ieahhiea (talk) 00:25, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support --Cehkuon (talk) 10:03, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Bengali Wikivoyage would not be active. Bengali people don't travel a lot. --Doostdar (talk) 14:19, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose That's a pretty dumb reason you're giving, @Doostdar: a better one is that existing projects besides bnwiki are not nearly as active as they ought to be, so opening another one would be near-pointless. Mahir256 (talk) 21:49, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

General discussion[edit]

  • Is there any reason we should put this request under Wikivoyage sublist? All requests that under this sublist are requesting to have Wikitravel or old Wikivoyage contents imported. But there's no Bengali version of Wikitravel. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:55, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I have moved the entry out of the Wikivoyage section into the list of regular requests. - dcljr (talk) 00:31, 5 June 2016 (UTC)