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This template is used for asking details about a new language edition approved by the language committee. Use this:

== Approval ==
|en|wikipedia| newlanguage = yes/no
| project_name    = 
| ns_project      =
| ns_project_talk = 
| logo            = File:...
| timezone        = Continent/City
| langname        = 
| enable_upload   = yes/no (optional)
| add_namespaces  = (optional)
| add_settings    = (optional)
Thank you, ~~~~

Additional notes

  • "newlanguage" is whether it is a completely new language for Wikimedia (i.e. there is not yet a project in this language), usually when creating a new Wikipedia.
  • "langname" is only needed when "newlanguage" is "yes"


  • "url" to override the default site URL
  • "interfacelang" if it is different from the subdomain

What Value Example / Explanation
Language code {{{1}}} Like "en", "fr", "de", ...
Site URL {{{1}}}.{{{2}}}.org langcode.wikiproject.org
Project name {{{project_name}}} "Wikiproject" in your language
Project namespace {{{ns_project}}} usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace {{{ns_project_talk}}} "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Project logo [[:{{{logo}}}]] 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone {{{timezone}}} "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Language name {{{langname}}} Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on
Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Enable uploads (optional) Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (3) uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info); (4) localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons
Additional namespaces (optional) For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings (optional) Anything else that should be set
submit bug request (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)