Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Veps 2

Veps Wikipedia 2Edit

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Veps 2)
submitted verification final decision
  This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

Proposal summary
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Veps native speakers are about 6000 people, it has an official status in Karelia, Russia. People can study the Veps language in 3 institutes and in some schools in Russia. Moreover, the Vepsan community in Incubator is going to be active=)--Andrijko Z.
Regions with significant population: Karelia Republic, Leningrad, Vologda, Murmansk, Kemerovo Oblasts and Saint Petersburg. --амдф 16:33, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Arguments in favourEdit

  • Support: per above--Andrijko Z. 16:07, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
  • This language is located in one of the most developed region of Russia (Leningrad Oblast), so I support one more Wikipedia in the language of Russia. --амдф 16:28, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. This is living language. There are Veps literature, newspaper, TV and radio. And why a lot of constructed languages have got separate Wikipedias, but living Veps language haven't it? Igriks 18:26, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support. Active wiki and native speakers. Kanzler31 01:43, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support, of course. (I'm agree with arguments of other users). --VAP+VYK 19:22, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support Master Shadow 12:20, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support per above. --Kaganer 23:04, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support Veps is small, but surpisingly livable language
    It has own (written) literature (poet Nikolai Abramov, writer Anatoly Petukhov)
    There are magazines in Veps language, Kodima (in Veps only), Carelia (Veps alongside with Karelian and Finnish) and Kipinä (Veps alongside with Karelian and Finnish)
    Veps is studied in Petrozavodsk State University, Karelian State Academy and Institute of Nordic Peoples as well as in some secondary schools in Karelia and Leningrad Oblast V. Volkov / В. Волков (kneiphof) 19:17, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support Living language, worth having an edition of Wikipedia in order to develop it further. Comp1089 14:32, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
  • STRONG Support --Kaiyr 21:23, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
  •   Support --Leonst 21:21, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
  •   Support --Dark Eagle 08:38, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Strongly in favour - though the community isn't large (<10000) it is vibrant and active. 2Q 00:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
  •   Support--Ivengo(RUS) 23:06, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
  •   Support Despite the fact this language is native for as few as 6000 people, there seems to be enough active contributors, plus many high-quality articles have been created in Incubator level. --Wisconsus 20:04, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
  •   Support Per above. Iketsi 21:19, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support, no doubt. --U.Steele 07:07, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
  •   Support --Jugydmort 12:33, 7 September 2011 (UTC)
  •   Support --Reder 12:52, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Arguments againstEdit

  • none

Other discussionEdit

500 most-used phrases have been translated--Andrijko Z. 16:07, 15 November 2010 (UTC)


What Value Example / Explanation
Language code vep Like "en", "fr", "de", ...
Site URL
Project name Vikipedii "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Vikipedii usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Paginad Vikipedijas "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Project logo File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-vep.svg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Moscow (UTC+3) "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Language name Vepsän Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on
Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Enable uploads yes/no (optional) Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (3) uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info); (4) localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons
Additional namespaces (optional) For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings (optional) Anything else that should be set
submit bug request (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Thank you, SPQRobin (talk) 13:43, 13 November 2011 (UTC)