Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Lombard

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Lombard
submitted verification final decision
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 lmo (SILEthnologue) 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 lumbarda
  • 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 sora 'l 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)