Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Konkani

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submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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 gom (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Konkani Language name in English
Language name Konknni / कोंकणी 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 Q34239 - 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 no indication 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 विक्शनरी / Wiktionary "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace विक्शनरी usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace विक्शनरी चर्चा "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:Wiktionary-logo-gom prop 06.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Kolkata "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 * Page titles should be case sensitive for the first alphabet (probably need to set $wgCapitalLinks)
* Set up Structured Discussions (Flow). This is the standard discussion system on the Konkani Wikipedia.
** Give Flow board creation rights automatically to admins on the Konkani Wiktionary (Add flow-create-board for gomwikt sysop)
* Install ShortURL
* Install AnonymousI18N.js
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.


I wish to open Wiktionary project for Konkani language. Vocabulary, meanings, usage and other dictionary-related information about Konkani language is scattered across the Web. I wish to see this project created, to give a wiki platform for such hitherto individual efforts.
About myself: I contribute for Marathi Wikipedia project in capacity of Administrator role. My page on Marathi Wikipedia is here: mr:सदस्य:Sankalpdravid

--Sankalpdravid 08:03, 11 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • I think this a very good idea by Sankalp and I support this.
Preceding unsigned comment added by at 16:16, 11 February 2009
  • A very good idea.
Preceding unsigned comment added by at 10:44, 12 February 2009
  • Yes this is a very good idea. I would like to support this.
Preceding unsigned comment added by at 06:57, 6 March 2009

1) Konkani language is culturally distinct from Marathi and Kannada
2) Konkani has a rich repertoire of words, idioms and usages.
3) Konkani language is phonetically different, just as French and English.

Preceding unsigned comment added by at 21:45, 28 September 2009

4) Konkani is one of the nationally-recognised languages of India
5) It is a small language, and badly needs online support to grow
6) An online dictionary (such as Wiktionary) would help the language to grow
7) Even a Google Translate for Konkani is currently lacking
8) Presently, there is near a total lack of online support for the language
9) Wikipedia/media can demonstrate that it doesn't discriminate against small languages
10) Linguistic diversity and promotion of smaller languages is a good goal

Preceding unsigned comment added by Fredericknoronha at 22:35, 29 October 2018
  • i too am in favour of a konkani wiktionary...infact a konkani wiki...if need be you may take recourse to the GSB konkani-english online dictionary to see that it is indeed an independent languaage
Preceding unsigned comment added by Capt.AkshayBangera at 02:19, 25 February 2010
  • I am also in favour of a Wiktionary in Konkani. However, we must acknowlege that the language is written in a number of scripts, with the most widely used scripts being the Roman and the official Devanagari Script. In order to have a successful wiktionary, its important that both the Roman and Devanagari script are given equal importance.
Preceding unsigned comment added by at 22:29, 13 January 2011

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

As of November 2018, a WhatsApp group has been discussing this issue rather actively. If you could help, feel free to get in touch. Fredericknoronha (talk) 21:49, 4 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. Langcom intends to approve this project, as the activity criteria are all fulfilled. Please help us to move forward by filling in the table at the top of the page and discussing any settings that still need to be decided upon. Thanks! --MF-W 01:12, 27 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

The discussion regarding the site settings is on the following page: incubator:Wt/gom/Wiktionary:Initial site settings discussion The Discoverer (talk) 16:01, 30 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg: We have finalised and updated the settings above. Regards, The Discoverer (talk) 06:55, 6 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
User:The Discoverer: Thanks a lot. I have requested the creation of the wiki at phabricator:T249506. --MF-W 13:28, 6 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, MF-Warburg. The Discoverer (talk) 13:54, 6 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]