Requests for new languages/Wikisource Kabardian-Circassian

Wikisource Kabardian-CircassianEdit

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikisource Kabardian-Circassian
submitted verification final decision
  This language has been verified as eligible.
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.

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.

  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics). 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 kbd (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kabardian-Circassian Language name in English
Language name адыгэбзэ 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 Q33522 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Kabardian
  • native label (P1705) = Къэбэрдей, Адыгэбзэ, Къэбэрдей Адыгэбзэ‎ (Qăbărdey Adəgăbză)
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language, vulnerable language / Circassian
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = kbd
  • writing system (P282) = Kabardian script, Cyrillic, Latin script, Arabic script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 1,600,000

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 Learning Kabardian resource,,, Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name "Wikisource" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikisource 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/Makhachkala "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)


  • Speakers: 587,547 (2002 Russian census).
  • Location(s) spoken: Russia: Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria and Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia. It is a language with official status there.


Arguments in favourEdit

  • Support — it is a living language, which has official status in the two regions of the Russian Federation, which is spoken by over 500 thousand people. Master Shadow 06:26, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Andrijko Z. 11:44, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
  • --Vugar 1981 11:59, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Support There's a country, there are sources.--Kafkasmurat (talk) 12:08, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
    Country/nationality is not relevant, wikis are in languages only.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:15, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Arguments againstEdit

  • none

Other discussionEdit

This looks a bit strange. The request is under the name "Kabardian-Circassian", which is technically the English name of KBD plus the name of the branch that contains it along with Adyghe (ADY). The actual test project at the Multilingual Wikisource seems to be on ADY (see oldwikisource:Main Page/Адыгэбзэ and oldwikisource:Category:Ady Адыгэбзэ (Adyghe)). That being said, I think there could be a unified project under the name Circassian, because this is Wikisource and the two languages are close enough anyway. MF-Warburg, what do you think?

Vito Genovese 00:47, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Good question. No problem with having a joint wiki if the community wants it, I suppose. --MF-W 14:24, 17 November 2020 (UTC)