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Sylheti Projects[edit]

Dear members of the Language Committee (Langcom), I am delighted to inform you about the active and thriving Sylheti language projects (Sylheti Wiktionary, Sylheti Wikiquote, Sylheti Wiktibooks, Sylheti Wikinews, Sylheti Wikivoyage) that have been consistently active for over 5 months on the Wikimedia Incubator. We are proud to announce that we have not only met but exceeded the requirements set by the Wikimedia Incubator. In particular, I would like to draw your attention to the enduring presence of Sylheti Wikipedia, which has been incubating for over 9 years. This longstanding commitment is a testament to our community's ( dedication and passion for preserving the Sylheti language and culture. You can find more details about our journey here. It's essential to recognize that the approval of language projects has a significant impact. While some projects have been approved without meeting the same level of dedication and effort, we believe that the approval of Sylheti projects will serve as an inspiration to other Wikimedia Incubator communities. It will motivate them to work tirelessly and contribute to the enrichment of diverse languages and cultures on Wikimedia platforms. We kindly request your support and consideration in approving these Sylheti projects, which we believe will not only benefit our community but also set a positive example for others. Thank you for your time and consideration. Warm regards, ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 07:26, 11 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support Support Abazizfahad (talk) 12:16, 12 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Support - Witnessing the continuous efforts of Sylheti contributors is definitely a significant support to the project. As a Sylheti myself, it would be truly wonderful to see information/knowledge available and accessible in the Sylheti language in this digital age. I also hope that many Sylheti people who don't know the script, like myself, will be able to read and access information here. All the best to the contributors, keep up the great work! Asked42 (talk) 20:10, 18 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Support Sylheti language is a big Language (11 mln) with enough big wiki community and UNIQUE script Syloti Nagari. Sylheti wikiprojects have been active from May 2023. Please create it. Пан Хаунд (talk) 07:21, 24 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Other @User:Marcmiquel (Marc Miquel) presents potential languages that can easily become Wikipedias in the Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2019 which highlights Sylheti with other potential new Wikipedias (screenshot). --ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 23:00, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am writing to inquire about any updates on the progress of Sylheti Wiki projects. The Sylheti language community is eager to contribute and enhance its presence on Wikimedia, and any information regarding the status or future plans would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and dedication to linguistic diversity on Wikimedia platforms. --ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 02:52, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kanuri: eligible as a macrolanguage? or should split into 3~5 test projects+requests?[edit]

Now there's a Wikipedia Kanuri request, associated to a macrolanguage called Kanuri, according to iso639-3:kau, it has 3 member codes: kby for Manga, knc for Central, and krt for Tumari. By the way, w:ISO 639 macrolanguage#kau told me that there are 2 languages related to Kanuri but not a part of kau: bms for Bilma and kbl for Kanembu. In the request, there are some supporters in two distinct ways: one support to just reopen the kr:, but another said to support splitting into at least 3 projects. I'd love to know what's the actual opinion from langcom regarding above issues. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:54, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pls langcom someone look into this issue!!! Umargana1 (talk) 10:48, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We really do like to know our stand Umargana1 (talk) 23:58, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There are lots of examples where most used variant gets the ISO 639-1 code. For example;
  • Azerbaijani (az/aze) is a macrolanguage with two variants. (North) Azerbaijani is az: and South Azerbaijani is azb:
  • Kurdish (ku/kur) is a macrolanguage with three variants. (Northern) Kurdish is ku:, Central Kurdish is ckb:, Southern variant sdh: is in incubator.
  • The same goes on for German, Uzbek, Estonian, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi, Latvian etc.
For Kanuri, Central Kanuri (knc) has the most speakers (9M according to Ethnologue, with 900K and 100K for other variants). Thus, I would favor the same, such as:
  • Central Kanuri kr:
  • Manga Kanuri kby:
  • Tumari Kanuri krt:
  • Bilma Kanuri bms:
  • Kanembu kbl:

(Not a langcom member)--Joseph (talk) 18:52, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes @Joseph and The script of central kanuri is the script using academically. yet the others doesn't have writing script. Umargana1 (talk) 23:40, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Approval for Shan Wikinews[edit]

Hello, Language Committee! It has been more than a year that Shan Wikinews test project has been active. The community has proved their interests for a new project. It has no doubt that the Shan community can maintain one more new project. Therefore, on behalf of Shan Wiki Community, I would like to request to review the project for the final approval. Thanks! NinjaStrikers «» 12:18, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What to do with new ISO 639:2023?[edit]

Some days ago, I've heard that ISO published a new single standard ISO 639:2023 Code for individual languages and language groups, which merged all previous ISO 639-1 through -5 parts, now they are groupped as 4 sets: set 1 two-letter identifiers for major languages (was ISO 639-1); set 2,3,5 are three-letter identifiers, set 2 (was ISO 639-2) for widely known languages and groups; set 3 (was ISO 639-3) for all individual languages and set 5 (was ISO 639-5) for nearly all language groups, I'm not sure whether langcom-related pages need to update to reflect this new standard, as several pages, by now, are calling "ISO 639-1/3". Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 15:19, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you have a suggestion? My understanding is that ISO 639-3 still exists, it's just all part of one standard now instead of several. --MF-W 22:05, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Verification of Wt/bto[edit]

Hi Language Committee,

We have requested the Wt/bto in meta. Currently, there are 5 editors during this month. They will continue to edit for the next few months. The team lead also prepared a brief report with the status. I just wanted to ask if this could be verified while they are already working on it. Thank you. Kunokuno (talk) Kunokuno (talk) 06:47, 26 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inquiry Regarding Choice of First Project for Language Editions[edit]

Hello Language Committee, I'm seeking clarification on the requirement for the first project for a language edition. Can language communities choose any active potential project other than Wikipedia? I propose considering Sylheti Wikinews as a first project. It's been featured in Incubator, gaining popularity amongst Sylheti language community. A subdomain on ( could enhance visibility and attract more contributors from Sylheti and international community of Sylheti enthusiasts. Unlike other language editions in the Wikimedia incubator, Sylheti has at least 6 projects featured in the Wikimedia Incubator for months, which indicate a sustainable community, sufficient user activity and dedication of the community. Your consideration of this inquiry and proposal for Sylheti Wikinews as a first project is appreciated. -- ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 04:07, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd be fine with a Wiktionary or Wikisource, but Wikinews is not one of the more successful projects. It also isn't the most permanent project; dictionaries last decades or centuries, encyclopedias need updating but last, but yesterday's news is fish wrap. Perhaps it can work better under certain circumstances, but I'd rather see something different for the first project.--Prosfilaes (talk) 21:00, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Appreciate your insights. Prioritizing projects with enduring value is logical. Housing Wikinews projects within a multilingual framework might facilitate the use of appropriate news URLs for the incubating wikis. -- ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 06:50, 4 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for approval of Wikisource Malay[edit]

Dear Language Committee, in recent months, the community has been actively engaging in proofreading on Wikisource Malay.. We kindly request your review of this project and hope that the Committee can approve it soon. Thank you for your attention and support. Agus Damanik (talk) 08:59, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Approval Komering Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Language Committee.

In the last 3 months, Wikipedia Komering seems to have changed 180° compared to previous months and even years. As one of the contributors, I submit this Wikipedia Komering for approval. Es Krim 5 juta Rasa submitted a new language request on November 14, 2023, and it has not been verified. I hope this project runs smoothly without any obstacles. I thank you very much for your support. EWDGahan (talk) 12:29, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The request for approval of Wikipedia Arakan [6][edit]

Hi, it seems like this request (The request for approval of Wikipedia Arakan [5]) is not answered, but automatically archived by the bot after 31 days of inactivity. Thank you. -- ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 22:12, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]