Requests for new languages/Wikibooks Dusun

Dusun WikibooksEdit

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikibooks Dusun
submitted verification final decision
  This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval.

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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Project is eligible. Please contribute at incubator:Wb/dtp. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 23:10, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • 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
Language code dtp (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Dusun Language name in English
Language name Bo'os Kadazan/Boros Dusun 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 Q5317225 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Kadazandusun
  • native label (P1705) = boros Kadazandusun
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Dusunic languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = dtp
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 180,000

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 Iso Dusun Sompomogunan Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name "Wikibooks" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "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:... This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Kuala Lumpur "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)


We need Wikibooks in Dusun language.


Arguments in favourEdit

Arguments againstEdit

  • I oppose for now. The Dusun language don't even have a Wikipedia (current request). It seems that there's no interested community and the development project has little content. I do think that they should concentrate first in a Wikipedia --if it gets approved-- and then, when a sizable community and manpower is avalaible, they should request the creation of other sister projects. Rationale isn't convincing and does not provide any useful information nor demostrates a "need". -- Dferg ☎ talk 16:26, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose --Doostdar (talk) 06:47, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Only 129 articles on Dusun Wikipedia, I don't think there's a community that can really grow up the project. --Gce (talk) 21:47, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Other discussionEdit