Requests for new languages/Wikibooks Central Bikol

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikibooks Central Bikol
submitted verification final decision
Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).

The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.

  • Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
  • Obtain an ISO 639 code
  • Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
  • 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 bcl (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Central Bikol Language name in English
Language name Bikol Sentral 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 Q33284 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Central Bikol
  • native label (P1705) = Bikol Sentral, Bikol Sana
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = standard variety / Bikol
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = bcl
  • writing system (P282) =
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 2,500,000
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.
Directionality LTR Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name Wikilibro "Wikibooks" in your language
Project namespace Wikilibro usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Ulay sa Bikol Sentral Wikibooks "Wikibooks talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no 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 File:Wikibooks bcl-logo.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Manila "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


ProposalEdit

Central Bikol is one of the most spoken among indigenous languages in the Philippines and is a major language which is used in the Mother Tongue- Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) of Department of Education in the Philippines along with Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilokano, Waray, Kapampangan, Pangasinense among others. There has been a resurgence in the local publication since the early 2000s and a number of books have been produced such as works of literature. Open projects such as Wikibook can fast-track the production of texts in the local language.

DiscussionEdit

There are entries in Bikol Wikipedia such as recipes and contributed literary works that can be improved and migrated to Bikol Wikibooks. --Filipinayzd (talk) 00:09, 30 August 2021 (UTC)