Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Doteli

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Doteli
submitted verification final decision
Application-certificate.svg 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:

See bug T161529. --MF-W 16:20, 27 March 2017 (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 dty (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Doteli Language name in English
Language name डोटेली 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 Q18415595 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Doteli
  • native label (P1705) = डोटेली
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Nepali
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = dty
  • writing system (P282) = Devanagari
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 790,000

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 no indication 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 विकिपीडिया "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace विकिपीडिया usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace विकिपीडिया_वार्ता "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/Kathmandu "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)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


Doteli is an Indo-Aryan language. It is spoken in Nepal. This is one of the major languages of Nepal. There is a very broad range of people who speak this language. Mostly people from western part of Nepal speak this language. It has 2.5 million native speakers as of 2000, of which 1.8 million were in Nepal.Star प्रमुख.pngBiplab Anand (Talk to me) 08:49, 14 November 2014 (UTC)


  • I strongly Support Doteli Wikipedia.--R.P.Joshi talk 10:16, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I strongly Support Doteli Wikipedia.Ganesh Thagunna (talk) 10:41, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I strongly Support Doteli Wikipedia.Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 06:42, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I support this Proposal because it has considerable number of native speakers and it can add more peoples.-1AnuraagPandey (talk) 15:03, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I strongly Support Doteli Wikipedia.-Krish Dulal 15:43, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Strongly Support. Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 20:46, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Double-Strong Support per This Mardetanha talk 08:29, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
  • I strongly Support Doteli Wikipedia . देवराज पौडेल (talk) 08:12, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  • I strongly Support Doteli-BRP ever 06:56, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support -- Tito Dutta (talk) 18:45, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I strongly Support Doteli Wikipedia.Suman.bajgain (talk)
  • What could be doubtful? Native speakers are there, all most-used core messages have been translated, many articles and the activity is not bad. Support. --Ghiutun 17:07, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I strongly Support Doteli Wikipedia. —JuniorX2 ChatHello! 02:42, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
  • I also support creation of this wikipedia. — TBhagat (talk) 13:24, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Neutral commentsEdit

  • The link given does not go to an article on this language/dialect on the English wikipedia.-MacRusgail (talk) 16:01, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
@MacRusgail: Please recheck again. R.P.Joshi talk 09:18, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I thing it is a low speakers on Nepal, it was 750,000 speakers if will create it. --Cyrus noto3at bulaga (talk) 11:43, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Logo for ApprovalEdit

Doteli Wikipedia Logo in Devanagari.

Doteli Wikipedia Logo in Devanagari script.

  1. Support --Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 11:54, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support--Janak Bhatta (talk) 12:30, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. SupportR.P.Joshi talk 13:06, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Support--Biplab Anand (Talk) 15:51, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. Support--Nirajan pant (talk) 16:37, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  6. Support--Saroj Uprety (talk) 01:45, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  7. Support--Ramesh S.Bohara (talk) 01:44, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
  8. Support --Cyrus noto3at bulaga (talk) 02:13, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

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