Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Papuan Malay

submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been rejected.
While this request has technically been rejected, in reality this is a request that has been sitting open or on hold for a long time with little evidence of a community coming together to build a project. If a community comes together in the future and makes a new request, LangCom would consider that new request without prejudice.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Seven pages of content, not meaningfully active since 2011. If someone comes to reactivate the project LangCom will reconsider. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:52, 1 May 2019 (UTC)[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 pmy (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Papuan Malay Language name in English
Language name Babasah Papua 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 Q12473446 - 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 Asia/Singapore "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.

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  • Weak support - Papuan Malay is the lingua franca of West Papua, spoken by approximately 500K people. It is a Malay creole developed from contact between traders, perhaps from old Ambon or Ternate, and Native Papuans. It is different from Standard Indonesian that is used mainly by the transmigrants. Papuan Malay is spoken mainly as L2 by Native Papuans, and is celebrated as part of West Papuan identity. However, I would like to note that there is no standard form of this language, so it will be better if there is a reference (either grammar book or dictionary) that cover this. - User:Masjawad99 (talk) 03:32, 27 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]





Dear @StevenJ81:, this request was wrongly created as "eligible", I'm now reset this, will you recheck this? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:11, 29 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, @Liuxinyu970226: I will, though it may take me a couple of days to get to it due to "real life". I assume you've checked this on the main RFL page to mark as "discussion", right? StevenJ81 (talk) 13:58, 29 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
This has seven pages. Some were created around the request creation in '10, and then there was a brief spurt of activity in '11. That's pretty much it. So I'm closing as stale. LangCom will consider a new request if someone reactivates the test project. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:52, 1 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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