Requests for new languages/Wikinews Georgian

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.

  • 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 ka (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Georgian Language name in English
Language name ქართული 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 Q8108 - item has currently the following values:
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.

Project name "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikinews 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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Tbilisi "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. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.


The Georgian language is one of the oldest languages of the Caucasus. It is spoken by the first Caucasian aborigines. Even Strabo, Herodotus, Xenophon, describing Colchis, drew attention to the fact that the tribes who lived in that time already had its own language and script.

The Georgian alphabet is traditionally said to have been invented in the 5th century BC and reformed by King Parnavaz I of Iberia in 284 BC. The oldest written monument extant - it's Martyrdom of the Holy Queen Shushanik, written by Jacob Tsurtaveli. Although the product indicates that Shushanik read the Psalms in the Georgian language (this means that the Georgian language in written and has been widely distributed in Georgia).

In the Middle Ages, the Georgian language was at the highest level, it was written by Shota Rustaveli's poem "The Knight in Panther's Skin".--Temuri 14:06, 22 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

If you want support Georgian Wikinews past {{yes}}'''Support''' -~~~~


Localisation update

  • Currently 64.60% of the MediaWiki messages and 9.49% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks,
  • Currently 98.73% and 39.55% :) Thanks, GerardM 14:15, 24 December 2009 (UTC)[reply]
@WikiBayer: Administrators of Meta can check that activity of project is growing, I think we will get new users in kawikinews soon and after some months it will be ready for open--ჯეო (talk) 10:32, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]