Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Balinese 3

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Balinese 3

submitted verification final decision


This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

phab:T234768. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:17, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
The wiki has been created, and all content has been imported. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 13:39, 14 October 2019 (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 ban (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Balinese Language name in English
Language name ᬩᬲᬩᬮᬶ / Bali 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 Q33070 - 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 Wikipédia "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 Asia/Makassar "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)


Balinese is a Indonesian language spoken in Bali. The language has more than 3,000,000 speakers worldwide. There were 2 previous requests were closed during the language proposal reform. I decided to make a 3rd request. Hopefully the request will gain attention by native speakers and hopefully get this wiki created.


Arguments in favourEdit

  •   Support Arguments above. Kanzler31 02:52, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support I will try to edit myself and to ask my Balinese friends to contribute. Meursault2004 06:09, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support Chabi 06:20, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support NoiX180 05:32, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support --Aplikasi 03:10, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support --Midnight Green 07:39, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
  •   Support if you build it they will come.Luciferwildcat (talk) 03:29, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support SpartacksCompatriot (talk) 03:48, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
  •   Support --Aplikasi (talk) 19:39, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
  •   Support --Masjawad99 (talk) 03.47 27 October 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Joseagush (talk) 02:55, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support but afaik the number of truly native speaker is not that high. Can somebody shows me evidence that quite many Bali people can speak Balinese correctly in Native level?--AldNonymousBicara? 03:01, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
    • Aldnonymous the incubator is now really active with contributions from native speakers :) Mimihitam (talk) 03:42, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- the project is now active and it has potential. Mimihitam (talk) 03:42, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Ezagren (talk) 08:49, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Mfikriansori (talk) 11:03, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support A2613 (talk) 04:20, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- The project is very active, with many users being engaged with it. There are many new articles, however much of them need expansion in order to speed up the approval. Nikosgranturismogt (talk) 13:42, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Si Gam (talk) 15:09, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Nadiantara Nadiantara (talk) 06:45, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Ilham.nurwansah (talk) 04:47, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Arguments againstEdit

Other discussionEdit

Localisation updateEdit

There is no localisation yet. GerardM 17:47, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

And also need more update for completion Translatewiki:Special:LanguageStats/ban.--AldnonymousBicara? 11:43, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Localization of the most used messages has been completed. Wirjadisastra (talk) 14:41, 15 September 2019 (UTC)