Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Basa Surabayaan

submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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  (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Surabayan Language name in English
Language name Basa Surabayaan 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 Q13091961 - 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 Wikipèdhiyah "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 yes 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/Jakarta "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.



Officially this language is a Javanese dialect, but since there are so many word entries and grammar that are different with standard Javanese Ngaka language (i.e. you can't find a, it is considered to place this language into the different Wikipedia source. This language (or maybe it is better to call it: sub-language) is spoken natively in the north coast area of East Java, Indonesia, including several regions: Surabaya, Mojokerto, Gresik, Sidoarjo, northern Pasuruan, Lamongan, Jombang, and southern part of Bangkalan, Madura Island. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arif doudo (talk)

Proposal (from merged request)


Surabayan Javanese (Suroboyoan) is the local language of Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city, and its surroundings. It is traditionally considered a very strong dialect of Javanese, said to be very rude, but it so different from Standard Javanese that the two varieties of the same language are sometimes mutually unintelligible by the younger generation.

Suroboyoan is used in everyday conversation, spoken at home and in the streets, on the market, among friends and family members, and also very frequently written in SMS and chats on the social media. As there is already a Banyumas Javanese edition for Wikipedia, it is just obvious that Suroboyoan should also have a Wikipedia.

The language is described in short here: There is an Indonesian article on Suroboyoan, too:

--Daniel Krauße (talk) 15:35, 19 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]