Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Northern Sotho

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Northern Sotho Wiktionary[edit]

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Proposal summary
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I would like to propose a Northern Sotho (language also known as Sepedi and Sesotho sa Leboa) as related South African languages such Sesotho and Tswana has succesfully been added as Wikimedia projects. This language is considered an official language of the Republic of South Africa and as can be seen from the external links there are a lot of resources available online. --Jakoli4 15:23, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Number of articles: 74

Arguments in favor[edit]

  • Sepedi/Northen Sotho is the 4th most spoken language in South Africa followed by Setswana and English.Mohau 18:38, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • none yet

General discussion[edit]

  • Sadly, there is already a plethora of inactive and zero-content wikis in (South) African languages (e.g. Venda, XiTsonga, Herero, Ndonga, Kanuri). Therefore, I would highly recommend to first gather a group of prospective contributors to ensure that this proposal does not suffer the same fate.--Johannes Rohr 22:05, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
  • You may consider, as Johannes Rohr suggested, gathering a group of contributors and creating content on the Incubator wiki. You would create dictioary definitions with the prefix "Wn/nso." (More experienced metapedians: if I am mistaken, please correct me.) --Iamunknown 20:15, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
    The "Wn" prefix seems to be already taken by Wikinews. See incubator:Wn/ko. I suggest "Wk". --Johannes Rohr 07:03, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
    Just seen that the Upper Sorbian test wiktionary uses "Wikt" as prefix.--Johannes Rohr 07:09, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
    I am going ahead and adding articles at incubator:wt/nso, as this seems to be the naming conversion used. Mohau 19:21, 24 December 2007 (UTC)


Localisation update[edit]

  • Currently 36.94% of the MediaWiki messages and 3.86% 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 13:17, 13 November 2008 (UTC)