Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Bodo
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- 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||brx (SIL, Ethnologue)||A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...|
|Language name||Bodo||Language name in English|
|Language name||बर'||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||Q33223 - 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.|
|Project name||विकिपीदिया||"Wikipedia" in your language|
|Project namespace||विकिपीदिया||usually the same as the project name|
|Project talk namespace||विकिपीदिया सावराय||"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.
|Project logo||File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-brx.png||135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)|
|Default project timezone||Asia/Kolkata||"Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)|
|Additional namespaces||For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"|
|Additional settings||Anything else that should be set|
Bodo language is one of the popular Indian tribal languages. This language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family, which is a sub-group of the Sino-Tibetan language group. It is mostly spoken by the Bodo people residing in the north-eastern region of India and also by the people of the neighbouring country that is Nepal. Bodo language has got the status of one of the official languages of the state of Assam. It is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the country that are given special constitutional status. Bodo language is closely associated with the Dimasa language of the state of Assam and with the Garo language of the state of Meghalaya. Further, this tribal language is closely connected with Kokborok language that is chiefly spoken in the state of Tripura. This popular North-east Indian language has no particular record towards its origin. However, it is said that a peak point in Bodo language is a socio-political movement that was initiated by some local Bodo organizations since 1913. After this language movement, in the year 1963 Bodo language was finally introduced in the primary schools of the Bodo dominated areas as an instruction medium. Presently, this tribal language is the official medium of instruction in several educational institutions up to 10+2 level. Moreover, Bodo language has been included as a part of a post graduate programme in the University of Guwahati. This language of the Tibeto-Burman language family strongly boasts of rich literature. Numerous books of drama, short stories, poetry, novels, biography, children's literature, travelogue, etc. have been written in this language. Bodo language is written by using the Devanagari script. It also has a history of using Roman script. However, history shows that this language originally used Deodhai script, which is now lost. There is a huge difference in the usage of the letters in Bodo language than the Devanagari script. Bodo language shares some common salient features with the other languages belonging to the Bodo group. The features are similar in terms of phonology, morphology, syntax and vocabulary. This language has been affected other languages of other communities, especially the Bengali language and language of Kokrajhar. But in Udalguri district, Bodo language is still heard in the pure form. The Assam Sahitya Sabha, Eastern India's literary body, is taking revolutionary efforts for preserving and popularizing the literature in Bodo language. --Nijwmsa Boro 01:55, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
- In my view, this language is clearly eligible, and Incubator can certainly host the test. However, if and when the test is evaluated for approval, I would urge the Language Committee to keep in mind the following:
- Principal contributor (at this point in time) has some history of sockpuppetry. See en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Niezwmxa Boro/Archive. When checking to make sure there is an "active test community", please make sure contributors are independent, not socks.
- In the past there have been some issues related to core Wikipedia principles: NPOV, all contributions encyclopedic, respect of copyright, etc. As an example: a sysop at enwiki brought to my attention that the description of Bodo language just above was lifted from a different website without attribution. (I added a citation.) These issues will need to be checked.
- StevenJ81 (talk) 18:03, 3 February 2017 (UTC)