Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Assamese

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A committee member provided the following comment:

Project is eligible. Please contribute to the test at incubator:Wt/as. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 22:51, 28 February 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.
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What Value Example / Explanation
Language code as (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Assamese Language name in English
Language name অসমীয়া 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 Q29401 - 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 ৱিকিঅভিধান "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace Wiktionary usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Assamese Wiktionary Discussion "Wiktionary talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
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There was an Assamese Wiktionary opened earlier, however was closed and moved to incubator due to inactivity (

However, now we want to revive this project. This is a request to please re open the project.

Psneog 11:56, 8 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Arguments in favour[edit]

Basic Information[edit]

  • Assamese language is spoken in Assam (India), West Bengal (India), Arunachal (India), they use Arunachali dialect of Assamese, Nagaland(India), they use Nagamese dialect of Assamese, Bangladesh and various places of the Assamese communities (large number seen in Bangalore(India), Pune(India), the United States etc.) in various parts of world.
  • Assamese is the official language in Assam
  • Approximately 16,709,000 people in Assam speak Assamese,
  • Dialects: Jharwa (Pidgin), Mayang, Standard Assamese, Western Assamese (Kamrupi), Nagamese and Arunachali
  • Assamese is often used in all the states various ways, like words borrowed from it or as a connecting language. Assamese has been working as a very important connecting language in North- East India since medieval times.
  • Assamese alphabet maps one to one to the Devanagari alphabets
  • Assamese alphabet differs only three letters from Bengali, and so it isn't hard to design the Assamese Wiktionary, as Bengali Wiktionary ( ) is already there.
  • The Assamese Wikipedia has approx 2990 articles in it and growing. It is a successful project.

Other Causes[edit]

  • There are very few up-to-date paper dictionaries in Assamese.
  • Most of the people, especially poor students don't get access to a good dictionary, but can access it via mobile, which are available even in the far corners of the state.
  • Wiktionary can help poor Assamese students, who can't buy the expensive dictionaries (most of the good printed Assamese dictionaries are fat and too costly). Students can access the internet at a rate of less than 20 rupees per hour.
  • Wikimedia specific: Most of the technical terms are not available in Assamese and there is a dire need to have an online dictionary
  • Assamese doesn't have a on-line spell checker,

Edited by- Psneog 09:07, 21 October 2011 (UTC) and IKHazarika ( )Reply[reply]

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