Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Dendi

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:

  • 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 ddn (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Dendi Language name in English
Language name Dendi cinɛ 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 Q35164 - 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 File:Wikipedia svg logo-agq.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone CET (UTC+1) "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.



Dendi is a language spoken by nearly 500,000 people worldwide. As a university professor and active contributor to wikipedia in French, my colleagues and I who are speakers of this beautiful language ( via our working group Atelier du Savoir ) would like to make it more encyclopedic. We will create and/or translate articles to make wikipedia more accessible to Dendi speakers. In the framework of this project, we will be supported by Wikitongues. Ross.Patrick (talk) 21:02, 28 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]



  Strong support Donner la chance aux locuteurs Dendis de profiter et d'apporter un plus a cette aventure reste pour moi une meilleure idée.--Azogbonon (talk) 12:35, 29 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong supportJe pense également que ce serait une excellente idée de promouvoir le Dendi. Ce sera toujours un plus et cela favorisera la diversité sur wikipédia. Charbel1719 (talk) 16:19, 29 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong supportJe trouve aussi que promouvoir le Dendi est une bonne idée, cela favorisera l'élargissement du vocabulaire et la richesse de la langue sur wikipédia mais aussi permettra à tout les locuteurs de cette langue de contribuer à la préservation et à la promotion de la culture et de de l'histoire de la communauté. AlexAhdn (talk) 09:40, 30 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support Je suis pour une représentativité du monde sur l'encyclopédie du libre donc naturellement, je soutiens cette langue pour que tous puissent porter leurs informations et rendre WP encore plus riche. --Yasminkaa (talk) 14:12, 7 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]