Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Bikol

Bikol WiktionaryEdit

main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Bikol
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 and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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, 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 (SILEthnologue) 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 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:
  • en label = Central Bikol
  • native label (P1705) = Bikol Sentral, Bikol Sana
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Bikol languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = bcl
  • writing system (P282) =
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 2,500,000
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.
Community Filipinayzd (NP) Dang Brazal (NP) Kunokuno (NP)
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Bikol dictionary, Diksionariong Bikol by Mintz, Bikol Dictionary Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wiktionary 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:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Continent/City "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


Let me take the time to formalize Filipinayzd's request for a Bikol Wiktionary, seeing that the project already exists on Incubator.

But anyway, Bikol (specifically Bikol Naga, Bikol Central or Standard Bikol) is the predominant language of the Bicol Region (Region V) in the Philippines. With 2.5 million speakers, it is the sixth-largest language in the Philippines. With the approval and (now) creation of the Bikol Wikipedia, and with a vibrant community to boot, I think that the Bikol Wiktionary is very much feasible.


Arguments in favourEdit

  • Support. All we need then are native speakers, and we have Bicolono Wikipedians currently active. Starczamora 14:45, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak support It would be good to have a dictionary in this language. But dew to the current activity of the Bikol Wikipedia, I wouldn't be much hoping that this will be even active. The Tagalog Wikipedia is the most active but it's wiktionary only has a handful of edits a week (most of which are vandalism). Cebuano Wiktionary should go first. -- Felipe Aira 02:53, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. There is an ample number of editors who are native speakers willing to commit on this project. Dang Brazal (Talk) 04:45, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportThere are active number of editors in the last couple of months.Kunokuno (talk) 03:23, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Arguments againstEdit

General discussionEdit

Localisation updateEdit

Currently 80.13% of the MediaWiki messages and 11.85% of the messages used in extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation have been localised in Betawiki. Thanks, GerardM 07:41, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Currently 60.91% of the MediaWiki messages and 5.99% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 12:44, 13 November 2008 (UTC)