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Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).

The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.

  • Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
  • Obtain an ISO 639 code
  • Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
  • 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 mkn (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kupang Malay Language name in English
Language name Basa Kupang 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 Q18458203 - 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 Wikikamus "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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Kupang "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.


The Kupang Malay language is the language of the Timor Island, Flores Island, Sumba Island, Alor Island, Sabu Island, Rote Island and in the Central of Maluku. Now the language is 500,000 spokers around the West Timor, Flores Island, Sumba Island, Alor Island, Sabu Island, Rote Island and in the Central of Maluku and in the East Timor country. This language is used when Written a SMS in Social Media, public information, in school, work and many of them. Its making the Wikipedia language of this language is the good idea. Because in the South of East Nusa Tenggara is the Australia and in East of East Nusa Tenggara is the East Timor. And their education program quality is so low, because the language its so different with Malay. And East Nusa Tenggara is the place of Komodo Island.


Oppose. I oppose the creation of these Wikipedia simply because it has wrong or misleading label. "Kupang Malay" isn't the correct name for these language. (Dirk Gret (talk) 13:21, 20 September 2022 (UTC))[reply]

I don't even know what that means. The language tagged mkn is indeed known by Kupang Malay by SIL and Wikipedia, indicating that is a standard name for the language. Disputes over the name to be used are not a justification for not creating a Wikipedia.--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:05, 20 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]