Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Lombard

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Lombard
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.

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:

Eligibility seems unproblematic. --MF-W 17:00, 4 February 2021 (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
Language code lmo (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Lombard Language name in English
Language name lombard 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 Q33754 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Lombard
  • native label (P1705) = Lengua lombarda
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language, definitely endangered language / Gallo-Italic languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = lmo
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 3,900,000

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 Wikizzionari "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace Wikizzionari usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Ciciarada Wikizzionari "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:WiktionaryLmo.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Europe/Rome "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)


The Lombard community needs a dictionary to maintain the vitality of the language and the understanding of wikipedia even by readers who don’t have a complete knowledge of the language, otherwise some less common words may not be understood also on wikipedia and this fact could contribute to discourage users from reading and maintaining the language.

Requisites for eligibility[edit]

  • 1.The proposal is to open a new edition in Lombard language of an existing Wikimedia project, the Wiktionary;
  • 2.The code ISO 639-3 of the language is "lmo";
  • 3.An other Wikimedia project, idest Lombard Wikipedia version [1], already esist for this language;
  • 4.The number of users of this language is demonstrated by the number of current users of the wikipedia project in the same language; in addition, a discussion about wikitionay was opened on the community portal of the Lombard Wikipedia community.


  • Support It may be useful for Wikipedia, I'm thinking about a plugin which make possible to search for a word on Wiktionary and other free dictionaries in order to make Wikipedia more understandable for non native speakers. --Sciking (talk) 19:48, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Localization requirements (interface translations) are currently met except 63 messages for which translatewiki publishing support has been requested -- 16:39, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Localization requirements are met--Gat lombart (talk) 17:37, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Lombard wiktionary has a test wiki, with more than 500 entries and the most necessary help pages-- 13:20, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Lombard wiktionary has a test wiki, with more than 2000 entries and the most necessary help pages-- 13:12, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Lombard wiktionary has a test wiki with more than 2500 entries and the most necessary help pages; the project is currently active. --Gat lombart (talk) 20:28, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Lombard wiktionary is the largest unapproved wiktionary on incubator --Gat lombart (talk) 20:23, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
    @Gat lombart: I think the reason why approval isn't happened soon is because too rich number of anonymous contributors, have you tried to contact them to register accounts for them? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:14, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: There is no longer any contribution from anonymous users as the only anonymous contributions during the last few weeks are actually some contributions of mine as a not authenticated user plus those of other registered users --Gat lombart (talk) 11:30, 9 June 2021 (UTC)