Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Kinaray-a 2

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Kinaray-a 2

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:

Although the language is suitable, a successful test project is required before the request can be approved. To contribute, see the instructions on the Incubator main page and the test project. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. —{admin} Pathoschild 04:03:09, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
The test project has been deemed a success. The only step left before the creation of a Kinaray-a Wikipedia is the translation of the basic wiki interface; if you'd like to contribute, please see "Localization" on the talk page. Jon Harald Søby 19:43, 26 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 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 krj (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kinaray-a Language name in English
Language name Kinaray-a 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 Q33720 - 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 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 Wikipedia "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 "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.

  • Speakers: 1,051,968
  • Location(s) spoken: Iloilo, Antique, and Western Panay provinces of the Philippines.

Arguments in favourEdit

  • Strong Support - There are two native speakers whom have already contributed twenty-nine articles in the test wiki. A few more native speakers will be able to bring this language to life. --Jose77 05:27, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strong support, just as versions of Wikipedia in other Philippine languages exist. —Lagalag 08:42, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Pietras1988 19:09, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - Kinaray-a is one of the major languages of the Philippines having a minimum of one million people who speak it as a first language. --Harvzsf 01:38, 15 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. As stated above, it is a major Philippine language with over a million speakers, particularly in the Western Visayas region where it is primarily spoken in four provinces (Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, and Guimaras. Perhaps Aklan as well). There is a growing presence of Karay-as on the internet and they have their own YahooGroup full of people dedicated to using their language in literature and their like. I give them my fullest support. --Chris S. 03:46, 15 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. --Bentong Isles 11:33, 19 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support, with Kinaray-a one of the major Philippine languages, we cannot have this segment of the population ignored. --Sky Harbor 01:20, 11 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. With more than one million speakers, Kinaray-a should have its own Wikipedia. Katimawan2005 15:00, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strong Support --Mananaliksik 13:14, 11 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Strong Support** Hanggod gid ang pagsuporta ko sa Kinaray-a nga linguahi -ginatudlo ko dya sa akon Apo "ang pagbasa kag sulat" kang Alpabetika nga Kinaray-a version. --(User: Consolita 11:57, 20 July 2007 (CA)
  • Weak support The language is dying due to further influence of Hiligaynon, Tagalog and English, and speakers are considerably low. That is why we must have this project to make sure that Kinaray-a will survive. However I pretty much doubt that this project will be active due to the activity being shown by other minority language Wikipedias, which are pretty much bot edits. -- Felipe Aira 07:07, 25 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Willy2000 14:04, 26 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Kinaray-a has a significant number of speakers Mk32 23:45, 4 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strong Support Although, I would also prefer there be one in Aklanon.--23prootie 00:36, 21 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Normal wiki. I support. --U.Steele 21:51, 29 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments againstEdit

  • none.

General discussionEdit

Localisation updateEdit

  • Currently 19.22% of the most used messages have been localised. Thanks, GerardM 21:23, 3 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Currently 24.53% of the most used MediaWiki messages have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks,