Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Igbo

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Igbo
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 and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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:

Let me re-emphasize what is said below: Final approval cannot happen if this is a one-person project. Please get a community together to work. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 16:04, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
  • 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
Proposal
Language code ig (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Igbo Language Language name in English
Language name Igbo 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 (Q33578) - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = invalid ID
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = /
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) =
  • number of speakers (P1098) =
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.
Community
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name Wikshọnarị "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "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 File:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal[edit]

Hello Everyone! Igbo language is spoken by more than 44 million people all over the world and it has rich vocabulary with different dialects. In the past one year there has been much activity on the Igbo Wiktionary test project and the content is increasing rapidly.

In summary, I would say that this test project (Igbo Wiktionary) has a so much potentials so I would request that it be approved. --Uzoma 19:20, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

I remember the time when the Igbo Wikipedia had exactly one article. Things look so much better now, as they look for projects in African languages in general. Just one thing: as far as I could find out, you, Uzoma, seem to be the only regular contributor to the Igbo Wiktionary. Is that correct? Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 16:46, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) I would say yes for now to your question, but soon we will have more regular contributors and even an administrator. Just like the Igbo Wikipedia, we will make it happen. --Uzoma 22:16, 20 January 2019 (UTC)