Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Limbu

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Limbu
submitted verification final decision
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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:

Please contribute to the test project. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:51, 14 June 2019 (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 lif (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Limbu Language name in English
Language name ᤕᤠᤰᤌᤢᤱ ᤐᤠᤴ 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 Q56477 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Limbu
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language, definitely endangered language / Kiranti languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Limbu script, Devanagari
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 420,000, 40,835
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 "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:... 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)


Limbu is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Nepal, India (Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Assam, and Nagaland), Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA. Limbu's refer to themselves as Yakthung and their language as Yakthung pan. Yakthung pan has four main dialects: Phedape, Chhathare, Tambarkhole, and Panthare dialects.

Yakthung pan (Limbu language) is one of the major languages spoken and written in Nepal, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma, and Thailand.

  • Speakers:334,000 [1]
  • Location(s) spoken: Nepal, Hilly Region and Himalayan Region, Sikkim, Darjeeling and some parts of India--CasetteTapeMaster (talk) 03:44, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


Limbu language is one of the major languages and mother tongues of more than five hundred thousand people of Nepal. There also has been a rapid growth and use of Limbu language and script in the recent years. --CasetteTapeMaster (talk) 03:44, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

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Simple model for writing Limbu language in Limbu or Sirijunga Script from WikipediaEdit

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