Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Ao

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 and will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert.

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:

Although the language is suitable, a successful test project is required before the request can be approved. To contribute, see the instructions on the Incubator main page and the test project. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. —{admin} Pathoschild 03:45:55, 21 April 2007 (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 njo (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Mongsen Ao Language name in English
Language name Mongsen Ao 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 Q28433 - 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 "Narrating an Ao Naga folktalke", Language in India; "Bible translation in Ao Naga", Language in India Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikipedia 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 UTC+05:30 "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.


Ao is a Kuki-Chin-Naga language (of the Tibeto-Burman family) spoken by the Ao people of the Indian state of Nagaland. The census of 1991 puts the number of the speakers at 169,837.Current estimates (2006) put the number of Ao speakers at around 260,000. The Ao tribe is one of the largest tribes in Nagaland and the language is popular in all the three major cities of the state - Dimapur,Kohima and Mokokchung. Ao is one of the official languages of Nagaland and is the main language in Mokokchung district.


Arguments in favour

  • Support Ao language is one of the major languages of north-east India, with various varieties and sub-lects. For more reference, refer to [1]
    A lot of Ao speaking people wish to read Wikipedia in their mother tongue as it is much easier to do so than reading in English.
    Strong support I am strongly for an Ao Wikipedia. Apart from Ao people, many tribes specially in the eastern districts of Mon, Tuensang, Kiphire and Longleng use it as a common language and hence is a second language for many in Nagaland. Also, not only is Ao the most spoken Naga language in Nagaland, it is also the language with the largest literature among the Naga languages. unsigned by Tsuranger 14:56, 12 February 2007.
  • Support Strong support --Jose77 22:41, 10 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support I support this, if they can maked a test wp. unsigned by Node ue 02:24, 27 February 2007.
  • Support Strong support Whew! i didnt know that a proposal had been put up for a wiki in my language. Strong support for Ao Wikipedia! unsigned by Whereami 15:12, 2 March 2007.
  • Support Strong support It may be mentioned that Ao Dictionary was the first dictionary in a Naga language, when the late scholar, Renthy Keitzar compiled it. Regarding the query by Node ue,isnt Ao test wp already there?--Stratosfart 14:45, 5 March 2007 (UTC)stratosfart[reply]
  • Support Support There are enough interested people who want to work there, (and a nice language). --Thogo (talk) 23:57, 17 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support I change my mind after I saw the correct link with the articles. Good luck guys! --Visconsus 18:50, 13 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 04:56, 25 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support There are some people interested in creating wikipedia Ao, so why not? --Wisconsus 15:04, 11 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support Hugo.arg 12:54, 20 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support,4 native speakers are enough--Biŋhai 12:05, 24 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Arguments against

No. Later can be too late. --Wisconsus 15:04, 11 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]

General discussion

Localisation update