Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Sakha

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Sakha
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg 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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

With sah.wikipedia already existing, the eligibility should be clear-cut. --MF-W 03:40, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  • 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
Proposal
Language code sah (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Sakha Language name in English
Language name саха 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 Q34299 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Sakha
  • native label (P1705) = Саха тыла, саха тыла‎ (Saxa tıla), сахалыы‎ (saȟalyy)
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language, vulnerable language / Northern Siberian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = sah
  • writing system (P282) = Cyrillic, Sakha scripts
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 450,000±1


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.
Settings
Project name Биики Тылдьыт "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/Yakutsk "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)


Proposal[edit]

Sakha is a language spoken in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in the Russian Federation, by around 450,000 people, and it is also recognized as the official language of the republic. It's ISO 639-3 language code is sah.

The language is used for media (newspapers, magazines and electronic), fiction, the language is studied in primary and secondary schools. There are explanatory and other dictionaries of the Sakha language. The Sakha language already has Wikipedia, Wikisource and Wikiquote. I believe that Sakha speakers should also have a version of the Wiktionary in their own language. It was possible to include Yakut words directly into the Wikidata project (as advised by friends). Yes, we will do it. But, for mobilizing people, for making it easier for people to access information and work together, I think the Wiktionary will be very useful.

I will add that preliminary negotiations on methodological and advisory support of the new project by linguists have been held. --HalanTul (talk) 22:43, 1 September 2020 (UTC)