Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Central Bikol

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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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 bcl (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Central Bikol Language name in English
Language name Bikol Sentral 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 Q33284 - 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 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 Wikisambit "Wikiquote" in your language
Project namespace Wikisambit usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Ulay sa Wikisambit "Wikiquote 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:Wikisambit-logo-01.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Manila "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.



There is an approximately 2.5 million speakers of this Language and this is also tagged as 6th most spoken native language in the Philippines. Also, this language was also classified as one of the major languages which is used for Mother Tongue- Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) here in the Philippines along with Tagalog, Kapampangan, Pangasinense, Iloko, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Waray, Tausug, Maguindanaoan, Maranao, and Chabacano through the Department of Education. In the local scene, there is a high percentage of Bikolano writers that has produced literatures that are worthy of being references for this project. The Bikol community has also its active editors both on Central Bikol Wikipedia and Bikol Wiktionary.Kunokuno (talk) 09:24, 21 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]



It is time that the Bikol language has its own wikiquote. There are many notable personalities in this part if the Philippines that had left their mark that inspire people through their quotes. ---Exec8 (talk) 11:58, 21 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support I pledge my support here until this project gets its own wiki domain. Sherlock808 (talk) 16:48, 23 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support I strongly support this project! At the moment, schools are being challenged with the mother-tongue based curriculum. Providing more open access and diverse resources will definitely help the community keep up with this challenge. Central Bikol Wikiquote will be a good complementary learning resources with Central Bikol Wikipedia and Central Bikol Wiktionary. --Dang Brazal (Talk) 06:48, 26 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support My support goes to this project, good words from ordinary to great people deserve a space in the local Wikipage. We never know whose lives these words might influence now and in the future. JudgeVP (Talk),26 December 2020 (UTC)

  Strong support I would want to see another incubated project being hatched by the end of the year. Definitely, will be doing my best to support this project. MaroBos (talk) 13:44, 22 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support I support this project. I commend it, actually. Since its resurgence in 2000, Bikol writing has been constantly booming, with numerous books of poems, essays, fictions, and translations published each year. Last year, the first novel written in Bikol, titled Sa Ika-tolong Aldaw by Anthony Diaz, was born, with two more coming this year by Niles Jordan Breis and Jerome Hipolito. I believe the time is ripe for us to collect the seeds of these bountiful harvests, and make these free and available (via Bikol Wikiquote) to younger generations of creatives, professionals, and leaders, among others. I have access to digital copies of most of the said books printed since 2012, and I plan to share them for this project. Daramlagon (talk) 00:16, 30 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support Jheckpesino (talk) 13:49, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support I love to contribute in this project. Even Barrameda (talk) 12:59, 7 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support GoldenLeaf21 (talk) 09:09, 31 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support I enthusiastically support this project! Because this project could be one of the educational resources for every Filipino and even the Foreigner in the near future to use in their learning environment to help and assist in the development and learning of people and to have their access or to learn more about our dialect/language—Central Bikol. Daniel Barrameda (talk) 23:54, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  Strong support It's a privilege for me to be part of this, so I'm strongly support this amazing project. As an individual from the Bicol Region, I know this project will be a big help to promote and conserve the Central Bikol dialect through wiki project like wikiquote. Sheanjean (talk) 06:11, 14 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]