Requests for new languages/Wikinews Ladino

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Ladino
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
Language code lad (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Ladino Language name in English
Language name Ladino 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 Q36196 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Judaeo-Spanish
  • native label (P1705) = Lingua djudeo-espanyola, גﬞודיאו־איספאנייול‎ (Djudeo-espanyol), לאדינו‎ (Ladino)
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language, severely endangered language / Judaeo-Romance languages, Castilian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = lad
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script, Hebrew script based alphabet, Cyrillic
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 137,000

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.
Project name Vikiháber "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace Vikiháber: usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Vikiháber diskusyón: "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 File:Wikinews-logo-lad.png This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Israel "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces Komentarios de la hoja: For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings The namespace "komentarios de la hoja" is for give opinions about the article, something like in the english wikinews "Opinion" namespace, spanish wikinews "Comentarios" namespace, and make something to prevent "Komentarios de la hoja talk:" Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


  • I want a new edition of a Wikimedia project for the Ladino language. We have currently more than 23 articles. I always look for improve my spelling, and also we have little edit-a-thons for create more pages. Hope my project gets accepted. Atomi20 (talk) 04:28, 12 July 2021 (UTC) (also see this note[1])
    • Do you have a native speaker backing your project? I am from Israel and as far as I know all speakers are elderly. I saw that your profile says you have level 2 proficiency in the language, so I don't think it's a good idea unless you have native speakers to guide you. Ido66667 (talk) 14:52, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Locations spoken: Mainly in Israel.
  1. I can't vectorize the image, could someone help me


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