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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 and will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert.

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) 16:41, 8 May 2018 (UTC)[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 ml (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Malayalam Language name in English
Language name മലയാളം 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 Q36236 - 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 വിക്കിസഞ്ചാരം "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 IST "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.



  • Oppose 30 million speakers, mostly concentrated in India. Not really useful for travel, and also given that English rates in India are high as well. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 02:03, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support The reason I provided in the Tamil one also applies here. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:48, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Well-manageable and of the taste of Malayalam community. Malayalis migrates outside at a larger proportion, and travel & tourism have always been a trend. Many Malayalam language travel magazines, documentaries, etc. are popular in Kerala. Even a travel channel in Malayalam "Safari TV" was well received by the community with great interest. Vis M (talk) 03:04, 26 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Supports from Map Kerala Initiative by Sahya Digital Conservation Foundation. Initial Stage We Connected Wikidata, Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap and In Future there is Plans to add Tourism Destinations of Each 1000+ Panchayaths (Local Self Govt.) Hope Soon We Convince the group and allocate resources for initial workshops in future.This Project not only scope for local information but Malayalam Speaking peoples now every were in the world and if we build a strong travelers community there are potential content creators and consumers --Manojk (talk) 14:02, 6 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]