Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Pazeh

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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.

    This proposal is on hold:

    On hold, awating further comments from the proposer. --MF-W 17:00, 14 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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 pzh (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Pazeh Language name in English
Language name Pazeh 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 Q36435 - 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 Wiktionary "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/Taipei "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.



Having both Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Pazeh and Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Pazeh at the same time, especially for an extinct language, seems unreasonable. It's very questionable whether the language can support one project, much less two.--Prosfilaes (talk) 11:19, 17 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

According to the latest update of ISO 639-3 code, Pazeh is described as a living language under the new identifier "pzh." Besides, I know some people in the community working hard on their language development. So the verification of the wiki projects might be considered. Thank you. iyumu 02:01, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Please check the latest update (on 22th February, 2022) on website of ISO 639-3 here. iyumu 02:05, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Iyumu: I would say that this question is reserved for the creator of both requests @Vickylin77amis:, as there are still lack of reasons for proposing. But another thing should be noted is that the Ethnologue says "2 (Jen-kuei Li 2013). Pazeh dialect is extinct. Only known speakers use Kaxabu dialect (Jen-kuei Li 2013). Ethnic population: 6,000 (2021 S. Yu-Hsiang Pan)." which could be another negative panorama for language eligibility. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:45, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]