Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Balinese

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A committee member provided the following comment:

No issues with eligibility. --Sotiale (talk) 09:53, 28 November 2021 (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).
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What Value Example / Explanation
Language code ban (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Balinese Language name in English
Language name ᬩᬲᬩᬮᬶ / Bali 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 Q33070 - 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 Wikikruna "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace Wikikruna usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Pabligbagan_Wikikruna "Wiktionary talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
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Default project timezone Asia/Makassar "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
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Balinese is a Indonesian language spoken in Bali. The language has more than 3,000,000 speakers worldwide.[1]

Balinese language has a complex speech level like Javanese, the number of speakers at the lowest level of language knowledge has the largest number of speakers, the number of speakers decreases as the language level increases, although the language level is very commonly used, especially for older people and strangers , over time the use of vocabulary is more often replaced by the use of Indonesian and foreign language terms.[2]

In order to survive the Balinese language needs to interpret terms from other languages so that it is more flexible to use, efforts for preservation need to be carried out by government and non-government organizations.[3] To support conservation efforts, an online dictionary is needed that is able to be integrated with the Wikipedia and Wikispecies, so that readers can understand the terminology used on Wikimedia project.

The book and source that can make a guide in compiling the Balinese Language Wiktionary are:

  1. Partami, Ni Luh; Sudiana, I Madé; Sukayana, I Nengah; Purwiati, Ida Ayu Mirah (2016), Kamus Bali-Indonesia (3rd edition), Balai Bahasa Bali.
  2. Granoka, Ida Wayan Oka; Astra, I Gde Semadi; Bagus, I Gusti Ngurah; Jendra, I Wayan; Medera, I Nengah; Ginarsa, Ketut., (1985), Kamus Bali Kuno-Indonesia (1st Edition), Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan.
  3. Other sources such as websites in Balinese ( and many blogs in Balinese)

Regards, Chinamoonroll (talk) 00:00, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Putrohari, R. D., dkk. (2015). "Diaspora Melanesia di Nusantara". Direktorat Sejarah dan Nilai Budaya, Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan. Halaman: 191-192. ISBN : 978-602-1289-19-8
  2. Robert Lane Greene, Language of many levels, The Economist, access date 27 November 2021
  3. Gita Purnama A.P., I Gede. "Sutindih ring Basa Bali; Sinergi Pemerintah dan Lembaga Non-Pemerintah dalam Usaha Melestarikan Bahasa Bali". Kongres Bahasa Indonesia. Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia.


@MarcoAurelio, Wagino 20100516, Wirjadisastra, Wandering ant, Siti Noviali, Luh Gede Krismayanti, Kadek Ayu Sulastri, Eka343, Anggabuana, Dcljr, Jon Harald Søby, Bayu Gita, Carma citrawati, Joseagush, and Carma Mira: Please bring support and your opinion regarding this proposal. Thanks in advance. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chinamoonroll (talk) 2021-11-03 00:47 (UTC)


@Sotiale: I would not imagine any problem with eligibility of this language, but could you please mark its eligibility? Thanks. dwadieff 09:40, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]