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For now, per the proposal, and keeping in mind that this code represents a "macrolanguage", please include both North Slavey and South Slavey. Thank you. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 21:17, 4 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
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What Value Example / Explanation
Language code den (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Slavey Language name in English
Language name Dene K'e 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 Q13272 - 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 Dene 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 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.
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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
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Slavey is recognized as an official language of the Northwest Territories, sometimes used in court and in debates and proceedings of the NWT legislature. It is spoken by approx. 2,310 people in NWT, northeast AB, and northwest BC. Slavey is taught in schools on and off reserves across the Territories.

While there are geographical dialects -- North and South Slavey -- it may be wise to combine them into one Wiktionary for the time being.

Creating a Slavey Wiktionary will also encourage language revitalization and Wiki participation among students and speakers in NWT, a marginalized area of Canada. --NWTLibrarian (talk) 22:26, 16 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Per iso639-3:den, this is a macrolanguage, which includes North (scs) and South (xsl), I wonder if you're writting which one? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:51, 7 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]


@Benoit Rochon and NWTLibrarian: I encourage you to get people working on this! StevenJ81 (talk) 21:17, 4 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]