Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Igbo

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Igbo

submitted verification final decision


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.

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)[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 ig (SILGlottolog) 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:
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 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 [[:Logo]] This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone "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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


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)[reply]


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)[reply]

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)[reply]

  • Support --Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 16:04, 25 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support in my official capacity as the Program Officer for the Rapid Grants program. The Igbo Wikimedians User Group has been able to support good community engagement on this Wiktionary project over a significant part of the past year, both supported by grants as well their own voluntary initiatives. There are also additional, regular contributors now, including Oby Ezeilo and Obihoja. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 07:58, 25 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong support Strong support As a test Wiki administrator i equally want to appreciate Igboanude a retiree and the oldest Igbo Wiki editor who has been adding content and editing the igbo Wiktionary.--Oby Ezeilo (talk) 14:19, 1 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]