Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Nheengatu

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Nheengatu Wiktionary[edit]

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.

  • 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 yrl (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Nheengatu Language name in English
Language name nheengatu 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 Q34333 - 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 "Nheengatu" @ Portuguese Wikipedia Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name "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 Continent/City "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.


Nheengatu has recently been aproved as eligible for Wikipedia [1].


Arguments in favour[edit]

  • A Nheengatu Wiktionary will be very useful for people working on Nheengatu Wikipedia.
  • It has much more initial potential than the very Nheengatu Wikipedia. It's much easier, say, for non-natives to give translations for a word than to write an encyclopedic article on some subject in Nheengatu.
  • Let's do it.Qrc2006 18:55, 10 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

As this is not the first request for a project for this language, it needs to do the full localisation of MediaWiki ... GerardM 08:16, 12 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

The recently translation of the Brazilian Constitution into Nheengatu could be used as a source: CNJ and STF. Erick Soares3 (talk) 15:12, 20 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Localisation update[edit]

  • Currently 0% of the MediaWiki messages and 00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:14, 13 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]