Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Northern Sami

Northern Sami WiktionaryEdit

main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Northern Sami
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, 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 se (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Northern Sami Language name in English
Language name Sámegiella 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 Q33947 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Northern Sami
  • native label (P1705) = davvisámegiella, sámegiella
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language, definitely endangered language / Western Sami languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = se
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script, Northern Sami Braille, Northern Sami orthography
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 20,000, 1,700, 4,000, 25,700

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 "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:... This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Continent/City "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)


Northern Sami language is a language with ca 20,000 speakers in a very computer-denstiy area, I think is a very good idea at starting a Northern Sami Wiktionary.


Arguments in favourEdit

Arguments againstEdit

  • none.

General discussionEdit

Localisation updateEdit

The current status of the localisation is 61.57% for the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% for the messages of the extensions used by the WMF. GerardM 22:57, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Currently 45.60% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% 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 13:16, 13 November 2008 (UTC)