Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Tamil

See also the second request (on hold)

submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been rejected.
While this request has technically been rejected, in reality this is a request that has been sitting open or on hold for a long time with little evidence of a community coming together to build a project. If a community comes together in the future and makes a new request, LangCom would consider that new request without prejudice.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Effectively, no content was ever created. If content is created in the future we can reconsider. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 17:13, 22 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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 ta (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Tamil Language name in English
Language name தமிழ் 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 Q5885 - 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 no indication 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 விக்கிப்பல்கலைக்கழகம் "Wikiversity" in your language
Project namespace விக்கிப்பல்கலைக்கழகம் usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace விக்கிப்பல்கலைக்கழகம் பேச்சு "Wikiversity 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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Chennai "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.

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
Please stop submitting any new comments here, I created a new proposal at Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Tamil 2. --2409:8902:9321:D7C0:34F4:7492:EB5F:578C 02:33, 31 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Proposal edit


  • With more than 65,000,000 first-language speakers, having many Tamil medium Engineering courses and having a lot of Tamil Universities, Wikiversity Tamil will do better for those students who are studying through Tamil and also English of Tamil native speakers.--Inbamkumar86 (talk) 09:09, 3 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]

July 2012 (UTC)

  • As the awareness about thamizh wikipedia among students increasing gradually(nowadays tamizh school education curriculum includes thamizh wikipedia's url at various lessons as references) we do expect more new contributors in near future. I hope it is easy to make them to contribute to wikiversity also. So, in my opinion Wikiversity in thamizh will flourish very well. I support the project. --- கி. கார்த்திகேயன் (talk) 05:37, 9 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • I Support the proposal. The need for Tamil Wikiversity is needed.

Stausifr (talk) 10:38, 26 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]

  • Support A Tamil Wikiversity could help a lot of Tamil persons to learn foreign languages and other things in their own language. The Tamil language community is important enough and with a big diaspora all over the world. Needed project. --Sarvaturi (talk) 16:10, 25 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • I strongly support this project SHANTHOSH RAJA YUVARAJ (talk)
    • The discussion has ended. An anonymous user tried to remove this message but I restored it and crossed it as courtesy. --94rain Talk


  • The size of current Tamil Wikimedia community is not big enough to work on more Wikimedia projects.Except for Tamil Wikipedia and Tamil Wiktionary, other projects haven't evolved much and are only few member communities. I don't see a clear plan of action or dedicated volunteer community for Tamil Wikiversity. So, I would like to stay neutral for time being and try this after few years (say after 2015) when we have a more mature community which can afford to focus it's energy in various projects--Ravidreams (talk) 13:25, 6 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi, the concept for creating new projects is that contributions may already be made in the so-called "test wiki" at betawikiversity:முதற் பக்கம். If there is enough activity there, the creation of the "full wiki" can be considered. So you can be sure that Tamil Wikiversity will only be created when it is clear that there are enough active contributors. --MF-W 18:29, 8 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion edit

  • I'm not denying that there is truth to Ravi's point, but the creation of Wikiversity can help other projects like Wikipedia because one can add material here, as in a coursework, which can contribute to the value of the content created in Wikipedia or other sister projects. Further there may be other sets of contributors who might be attracted to and interested in this, more than the Wikipedia or Wiktionary. It would add diversity to the style and scope of content. Plans for the streams and courses can be developed in due course. Tamil Virtual University has experience in developing courses for Tamil language at the University degree level, and we an take those as role model. Courses in Linguistics, Engineering and Medicine, and Basic Sciences like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and Computer Science are all possible. There are literally thousands of people who can contribute to these fields in Tamil, but an easy avenue like the Wikiversity would help to attract some of them. Tamil Wikipedia itself didn't have any dedicated volunteer community when it first started. Awareness is now spreading, and I hope to see a good participation. Perhaps it would be a bit slow in the beginning, like it started in Tamil Wikipedia, but it will soon gain greater participation I believe.--C.R.Selvakumar (talk) 17:55, 6 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]

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