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Support : Request to include Latin script Konkani in the gom Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Language Committee, Painstakingly I have worked to build up articles in the Latin script Konkani on Gom Wikipedia. I have added more than 800 pages approximately. And also others have contributed. There is a lot of Konkani knowledge available in Latin Script which needs a platform to put it together in one place. This will be accessible to the Konkani speaking community spread world wide. We are not getting any grants. It is our love for our Mother tongue and the desire to make its knowledge accessible to our community worldwide.

The Konkani speaking community located outside India speak the mother tongue Konkani at home. But the script is an issue for them to access. As not all of them can understand the Devanagiri or Kannada Script. The Latin script is internationally known. There are many languages which do not have script of their own but use Latin Script. Tourist and other people who do not know the vernacular scripts will find the Latin script helpful also, Since Goa is also a Tourist destination.

I have used a software to transliterate articles from Latin Konkani to Devanagiri Konkani and these have been posted in the Gom Wikipedia. But as I have mentioned not all can read the Devanagiri or Kannada Script, Latin Script becomes handy since all know the Latin script. It would be injustice to the Konkani language and spread of its knowledge if the Latin Script is not included as many who cannot understand the vernacular script will have no access. They will find Gom Wikipedia unaccessible just becuase of the script. I also intend to continue transliterating literature available now on Gom Wikipedia into Latin Script.

Do consider this earnest and sincere request to include the Latin Script articles of Konkani in the Gom Wikipedia. Together the Devanagiri and Latin Script Konkani will enrich each other for the spread of knowledge in Konkani to Konkani speaking community which are spread all over the world. They are mostly settled in Canada, United Kingdom, Portugal, Australia, USA, Pakistan and the Middle East. These people do not know the vernacular script but know the Latin Script and will be able to read and understand Knowledge in their Mother tongue - Konkani. Hope Wikipedia does no injustice to the Latin Script Konkani articles. It is already suffering due to suppression from various sources.

Hope the Language Committee does not suppress the Latin Script Konkani which has been used for more than 400 years and is still being used daily

Thanking you in anticipation of a positive action

Rosario Fernandes

Livvi-Karelian Wiki (olo)[edit]

Подскажите, как быть дальше. На данном этапе в Olo-wiki около 1000 статей, активная работа продолжается. Как нам выйти из инкубатора? There is about 1000 articles in Wiki-OLO. What we should do next? - Ilja.mos

How long and how many does it take to prove the momentum is enough for a new Wikipedia?[edit]

Hi, does anyone knows how the Wikipedia incubator works in terms of the period of potential "upgrade/split" to have a new language's own site? Is there any documentation that provides the stage of new Wikipedia's independence?

The reason for me to ask this question, is because in Wikimedia Taiwan, we are collaborating with an academic culture institution for helping the indigenous languages to have their own Wikipedia[1]. However, since there are no one in our chapter's board / staff has the related experience of creating a whole new Wikipedia from scratch, it's hard to share with project leaders and professors in the collaborative institutions and language community liaisons of tribes to vision the possible agenda or milestones (e.g. As long as X time and Y volunteers create Z contents, you can have your own Wikipedia! ). This will cause a vicious cycle for the project leaders to motivate skilled and knowledgable language master to train or involve into this Wikipedia pilot.

So I would like to ask does anyone know that the Wikipedian who has recently (i.e. in the past 2 years) successfully make their own Wikipedia for their guidance and best practice sharing. Thank you. --Liang(WMTW) (talk) 17:50, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

@Shangkuanlc: So why don't you create Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Amis, Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Kavalan, Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Rukai, Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tsou, Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Thao, and so on? Currently for the Taiwanese aborigines languages, I only found Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Kari Seediq (n.b. the creator has been inactive for 2~4 years). --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:44, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Hi, @Liuxinyu970226:, thank you for the suggestion. @Reke: and I will read more about how to make a new request and propose for a couple of related aboriginal languages. --Liang(WMTW) (talk) 11:42, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Jamaican Wikipedia[edit]

Although I have already being told that the Committee is taking into consideration the approval of Jamaican Wikipedia, just in case, and following what is said in the request page ("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."), I would like to ask the Committee to consider the approval of the Jamaican version of Wikipedia. Thank you for your time. --Katxis (talk) 08:16, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

It was now approved. --MF-W 22:17, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

The interwiki link's name for the Jamaican Wikipedia is 'Patois'. Why? Jamaican is not the only Patois; please read this article and change the name to either 'Jamiekan Patwa', or 'Patwa', or 'Jamiekan'. --Ghiutun 06:34, 14 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi, i also want to create a new one please give me steps ممماکب (talk) 17:13, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Please see incubator:Help:Manual. --MF-W 22:17, 29 April 2016 (UTC)


The request for info at Talk:Language_committee#Requests_for_new_languages.2FWikipedia_Ancient_Greek_4 has been pending for 1.5 month. Could somebody please provide some feedback? I appreciate that the members of the committee may be busy with other issues, but some feedback would be appreciated, at the very least whether there is an ongoing discussion as to what to decide or not. Thanks. Gts-tg (talk) 19:08, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Ingush Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, Please approve the creation of the Ingush section of Wikipedia. This project has been inactive for a long time, have not been translated the main system messages, as well as numerous mistakes in the names and content of the articles inhibited the project. However, a great deal is corrected now, all main system messages are now translated. Added new articles and pages, including special pages. Categories for all the pages have been created and normalized. Some necessary templates and modules are also created and translated for normal work of Ingwiki. I am ready to continue to work to improve the wiki and make every effort for its development. Ingush Wikipedia must live ! Sincerely, MY Adam-Yourist (talk) 08:18, 2 June 2016 (UTC)


As an administrator on the incubator, I would like the LangCom to take a look at this request (Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Livvi-Karelian):

  • [1] - Eleven consecutive months of activity
  • [2] - Required localization is ready

I think it might be good to start looking for a content verification, or at least make the request eligible. Gr, --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 15:24, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Khowar Wikipedia[edit]

Who removed the discussions of Khowar Wikipedia here [3] please revert his edits or the discussions may kindly be moved to Khowar wikipedia request page--Zaheeruddin25 (talk) 05:30, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
ArchiveBot (per Special:Diff/15688522)? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:20, 21 June 2016 (UTC)