Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tunisian

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Tunisian
submitted verification final decision
Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).

The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.

  • Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
  • Obtain an ISO 639 code
  • Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
  • 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 aeb (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Tunisian Language name in English
Language name تُونسِي - Tounsi 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 Q56240 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Tunisian Arabic
  • native label (P1705) = Tounsi, تونسي, Dèrja Tounsiyya, دارجة تونسية
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = dialect, language, modern language / Maghrebi Arabic
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = aeb
  • writing system (P282) = Arabic script, Arabic chat alphabet, Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 11,200,000±1

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 وِيكِيپَاديَا - Wikipèdyà "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 File:Wikipedia_AEB1.png This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Africa/Tunis "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)

First DiscussionsEdit


@علاء: Ehh why? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:43, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: Its not a language! Tunisian is not a separate language from Arabic, its just an accent. The differences between it and other Arabic accents are not extreme to the degree that makes it a separate language --Alaa :)..! 11:47, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose for the same reason that alaa provided--مصعب (talk) 12:20, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose What a absurd coincidences! Migration season to the absurd. -- صالح (talk) 19:54, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose No need to create too many Arabic dialects wikis, their users can and should contribute to ar:. -- 09:02, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Alaa.--Faisal talk 00:34, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose --Mohanad Kh Talk 23:47, 23 December 2020 (UTC)