Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Bhojpuri

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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.

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A committee member provided the following comment:

Project is eligible. Please contribute to the test at incubator:Wt/bho. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 16:14, 23 February 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 bho (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Bhojpuri Language name in English
Language name भोजपुरी 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 Q33268 - 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 [1], [2] Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name विक्शनरी "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace विक्शनरी usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace विक्शनरी बातचीत "Wiktionary 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 (UTC+5:30) "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.


Bhojpuri is spoken by 33 million people in India [3] in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. It is also spoken in areas of Nepal. Migrant Indian communities have tranported the language to Maurtius and Trinidad. It has also greatly influenced newly koined languages of Fiji Hindi and Sarnami.


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • I am a native of this language and I support this proposal becouse Bhojpuri is a local language but it have an international ranking. Bhojpuri is officially recognized in Nepal.
  • Bhaal! A Wiktonary in Bhojpuri language should be created as it does not exist right now. -- 06:27, 15 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • Yes, Excellent suggestion. It has its unique and very rich vocabulary and sounds. The Idioms and other connections of Bhojpuri are worth a Wiktionay.

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

Note that this Wiktionary was existing under which was closed years ago, but as phab:T41968 said, we should better migrate our usages of bh to bho, do we agree creating a separate instead of re-opening --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:22, 4 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]