Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Hakha-Chin

Hakha-Chin Wikipedia

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This language has been verified as eligible.
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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 cnh (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Hakha Chin Language name in English
Language name Laiṭong 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 Q3250286 - 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 [1], [2] Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name "Wikipedia" in your language
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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.
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Arguments in favour

  • Support Support Hakha-Chin is spoken by well over half-million people in Chin State, Burma. In addition, there are Hakha-Chin speakers in Mizoram, India, Bawm, Bangladesh, and Chin diaspora all over the world. unsigned by Laitlang 04:57, 28 February 2008.

Arguments against

  • Oppose Oppose. Maybe it will seem silly, but one of the reasons why I can't support that, is that there's no article about that language even in English wikipedia (there's only an article about Kuki Chin Naga group.

Another reason is more clear - 3 articles in test wikipedia is not enough. --Visconsus 10:01, 13 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Other discussion


There is a reference to an en.wWikipedia article. It is not there. GerardM 08:28, 29 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]

They simply don't have an article about it. >:O) Btw., the language is called "Hakha Lai" or just "Lai" in most linguistic works (except for Ethnologue where it's labelled "Chin, Haka", if one wants to call that a linguistic work). --Thogo (talk) 09:02, 29 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]

You are correct Thogo, it's called Lai or Laiholh. I was using "Hakha-Chin" only because there was an ISO code for that.

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