Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Wolaytta

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Wolaytta
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, will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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:

Eligible language. You are encouraged to contribute on incubator:Wp/wal. --Baba Tabita (talk) 20:16, 9 February 2017 (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 wal (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Wolaytta Language name in English
Language name Wolaytta Qalla 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 Q36943 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Wolaytta
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Afro-Asiatic languages, Omotic languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = wal
  • writing system (P282) = Ge'ez script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 1,500,000, 1,719,800
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.
Community
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name Wikipediya "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikipedia 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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Africa/Ethiopia/Wolayta soddo "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal[edit]

This Wikipedia project is Entirelly New.The users of the language ranges from ~2,000,000 native speakers to 5,000,000 second language speakers. The language code is wal ISO 632-2 language Name in ISO is walamo. This language name is not Currentlly used by The people to identify their language.Rather the name Wolaytta is used.the following refernces can be refered if more information regarding the language is needed

   * Abebe, Alemayehu. 2002. "Sociolinguistic survey report on the Ometo dialect of Ethiopia, part II."‭ SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2002-012.
   * Adams, Bruce A. 1983. A Tagmemic Analysis of the Wolaitta Language. Unpublished PhD. thesis, University of London.
   * Adams, Bruce. 1990. Name nouns in Wolaitta. In Omotic Language Studies ed. by 406-412. London: School of Oriental and African Studies.
   * Lamberti, Marcello and Roberto Sottile. 1997. "The Wolaytta Language". In Studia Linguarum Africae Orientalis 6: pp. 79–86. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe.
   * Ohman, Walter and Hailu Fulass. 1976. Welamo. In Language in Ethiopia, ed. by M. L. Bender, C. Bowen, R. Cooper, and C. Ferguson, pp. 155–164. Oxford University Press.
   * Wakasa, Motomichi. 2008. A Descriptive Study of the Modern Wolaytta Language. Ph.D. thesis. University of Tokyo.

You can also refer to external documentation or websites.

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