Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Akan Wikipedia 2

This is a proposal for closing and/or deleting a wiki hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is subject to the current closing projects policy.

The proposal for closing ak: is accepted and the proposed actions should be taken.

  • A Language Committee member provided the following comment:
    The Language Committee proposed to implement the proposal and there was no objection from the Board of Trustees. The wiki will be closed and the Twi and Fante projects are open to content in their respective languages. Remaining articles on akwiki will be moved to twwiki, if needed, and deleted. I will request the closure of the wiki on Phabricator when the preparations are done. --MF-W 12:41, 1 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

  • Type: 2 (non-routine proposal)
  • Proposed outcome: closure
  • Proposed action regarding the content: Move all the articles to the Twi Wikipedia, and change the main page to point to the Twi Wikipedia and the Fante Incubator. Twi and Fante are the two varieties of Akan
  • Notice on the project: Discussion
  • Informed Group(s): Wikimedia Ghana User Group (notification)


I am requesting a closure for the following reasons;

  1. The language is the same in both ak and tw.
  2. There are articles in both Akuapem and Asante under ak and tw Wikipedia.
  3. Akan includes Fante, but Fante is not used anywhere on the Akan Wikipedia, and it also has its own ISO 639 language code, fat.
  4. . Some articles are identical
  5. There are fewer than 600 articles in ak. They can be moved to tw in reasonable time. Some of them have been moved already. Robertjamal12 ~🔔 22:31, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]