Requests for new languages/Wikisource Meadow Mari

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikisource Meadow Mari
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg 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 mhr (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Meadow mari Language name in English
Language name Олык марий 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 Q3906614 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Meadow Mari
  • native label (P1705) = Олыкмарий йылме, олык марий‎ (Olyk Marij), олык марий йылме‎ (Olyk Marij jylme)
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, dialect, modern language, definitely endangered language / Mari
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = mhr
  • writing system (P282) = Cyrillic, Mari alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 482,000, 470,000, 365,316

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 Викитеке "Wikisource" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Викитекеын каҥашымаш (?) "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:Wikisource-logo.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Europe/Yoshkar-Ola (Йошкар-Ола) "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)


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You should have some content on oldwikisource ( first. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:36, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Do you mean the content on the meadow Mari in --Санюн Вадик (talk) 12:28, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes. I have marked this request as "eligible" now, the eligibility of Meadow Mari is clear because it has an ISO 639-3 code and Wikipedia in it was already opened. For approving Wikisource in Meadow Mari now, it would be necessary to know the content in Meadow Mari on --MF-W 04:21, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

We want to get to the domain wikisource mhr. How many articles on meadow mari language must be placed in an English wikisource for this? --Санюн Вадик (talk) 16:44, 9 May 2013 (UTC) is not the English Wikisource (which is at, it's multilingual. About activity, the template at the top of the page says "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.". Personally I think by the way that dividing Wikisource into multiple subdomains is a bad idea, but well. --MF-W 16:55, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Ok, we started to work. All texts on the meadow Mari marked category "Meadow Mari" ( All right? --Санюн Вадик (talk) 19:36, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes, great. --MF-W 19:43, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Was created standartized draft version of Main page for Meadow mari Language, as oldwikisource:Main_Page/Олык_марий. --Kaganer (talk) 08:42, 12 May 2013 (UTC)