Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Tamil

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikivoyage Tamil
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg 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 ta (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Tamil Language name in English
Language name தமிழ் 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 Q5885 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Tamil
  • native label (P1705) = தமிழ்
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Tamil languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ta
  • writing system (P282) = Tamil script, Vatteluttu alphabet, Kolezhuthu, Arabic
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 67,832,790, 8,000,000

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.
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 விக்கிப்பயணம் "Wikivoyage" in your language
Project namespace விக்கிப்பயணம் usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace விக்கிப்பயணப் பேச்சு "Wikivoyage talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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-ta.png 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 For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Additional user groups: rollbackers, patrollers, autopatrollers (both groups should be adding and removing by sysops) Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


Tamil is one of the most spoken languages in the world. It is to be noted that the usage of tamil is increasing in the internet. So, Wikivoyage can be started in tamil version. An active Tamil community is involved in wikimedia projects. So, starting a test wiki will help. Please consider this request. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by தமிழ்க்குரிசில் (talk)

  1. Support Tamil note of Google Translate, It is Wikimedia projects. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by தமிழ்க்குரிசில் (talk)
  2. Support--Maathavan (talk) 16:09, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
  3. Support. Good users. -- 16:27, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
  4. Support -- Balajijagadesh (talk) 16:39, 29 May 2017 (UTC)


  • Naturally, a Tamil Wikivoyage subdomain can be started if people work on the test-project on Incubator ... --MF-W 03:38, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
    • MF-W people working there--Maathavan (talk) 06:56, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
      • Very good! --MF-W 20:04, 22 February 2016 (UTC)