Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Piedmontese

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  • 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 pms (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Piedmontese Language name in English
Language name piemontèis 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 Q15085 - 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 Wiksionari "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace Wiksionari usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Discussion an sël Wiksionari "Wiktionary talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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 Europe/Brussels "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.


Piedmontese is considered a dialect in Italy and there aren't laws that protect it. According to the data of the University of Turin, 2 million people can speak it but cannot write piedmontese and don't know most of the words when they are too dissimilar to Italian.

So it could be very useful for Piedmontese to create a free project to collect the less known words and rediscover them and return to use them to have again a finer and richer language as it was many years ago. I dont't joke when I tell you that the youngs' Piedmontese is an Italian speech pronounced with a heavy and funny regional accent.

Obviously we're going to actuate this beginning from the Piedmontese Wikipedia. There are a lot of elders who have a very deep knowledge of Piedmontese, but often they simply havent't the resources to sproud it and communicate it to others. I hope you'll agree with me! Good night!

--Toislex 22:31, 4 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


(talk) 15:18, 29 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • There is already a thriving Wikipedia in Piedmontese and the test project has enough content to start, in my opinion. πr2 (tc) 02:05, 6 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]