Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Saraiki

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This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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 skr (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Saraiki Language name in English
Language name سرائیکی 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 Q33902 - 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 no indication 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 وکشنری "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace وکشنری usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace وکشنری ڳالھ مہاڑ "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 File:Wiktionary-logo-skr.png This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Islamabad "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.


Saraiki is the language of love and literature. Rich cultural context and diversity of expression in the language have enabled Saraiki poets and prose writers to produce literature masterpieces. Saraiki poetry has different themes. Love for beloved and love for land can be identified as major ones. Sufi poets have used this language not only to speak to people but also to God. Saraiki people have a natural flair for poetry and literature. Most of the Saraiki literature is unrecorded for the reason that no formal patronage has been provided to poets and writers. Before the inception of Pakistan, Saraiki was written in Devnagri script and converting to Arabic/ Persian script resulted in the loss of a substantial part of literature.

During last two centuries, Saraiki motherland has produced a lot of legendary poets. Khawaja Ghulam Farid, Sachal Sarmast and Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai are some of famous Saraiki poets which are known world wide for their universal message of love.

Saraiki is not a language itself, it is a Dialect of Punjabi. So in my view saraiki wikibooks should not be started because there is already Punjabi wikipedia and wikibooks. Here are the characters of Punjabi Script of Punjabi Language which writes saraiki dialect of Punjabi and whole Punjabi properly. ا آ ب ٻ پ ت ٹ ث ج ڄ چ ح خ د ڊ ڈ ݙ ذ ر ڑ ز ژ س ش ص ض ط ظ ع غ ف ق ک ݢ گ ڳ ل ݪ م ن ݨ ں و ہ ھ ء ی ے —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rana Zubair Punjabi (talk) 10:15, 31. March 2019 (UTC)


The logo for Saraiki Wiktionary is Sraiki 14:13, 29 October 2019 (UTC)


--Sraiki (talk) 16:01, 28 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Saraiki is an important language. For Inter face language Most work has been done at More than 500 Pages have been ceated in at Wt/skr. so this Wiktionary be created. --Sraiki 08:57, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

This request will probably be approved soon as per [1]? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:58, 23 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]


User:MubasherKaleem, User:Malik M Ramzan Arain, User:Sraiki, User:Saraikikhan and other contributors: Langcom intends to approve the creation of Saraiki Wiktionary soon. For that, could you please check whether the settings the table at the beginning of the page are all correct (such as the localized project name, the logo, the namespace translations)? --MF-W 22:50, 15 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

MF-W Thanks all is ok. Sraiki (talk) 16:41, 21 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
User:Sraiki: It's still missing "Project namespace" and "Project talk namespace", however. Please add these, and the logo, if it exists. --MF-W 17:05, 22 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
MF-W done, thanks dearSraiki (talk) 04:52, 23 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]