Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Sri Lanka Malay

Sri Lanka Malay Wiktionary

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:

If a community appears to support the project, we will reconsider. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 17:28, 19 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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 sci (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Sri Lankan Creole Malay Language name in English
Language name (Seelonpe) Mlaayu 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 Q1089151 - 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 [1] 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 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. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.



editors : Jasy jatere; dlran522 N;

I am a linguist working on this language. At a recent symposium, I suggested opening a Sri Lanka Malay wikipedia. A senior community member suggested that I should put his dictionary of a couple of thousand entries into wikipedia. Wikipedia does not seem to be the right project for this kind of enterprise, so I opted for wikitionary.

There is generally great support among the Sri Lanka Malays for this kind of enterprise, but they would need to see a working site before they would register. I therefore want to import the existing dictionary into wiktionary to give the community a head start.



Arguments in favour

  • existing language
  • community support
  • donation of lexical material

Arguments against


Other discussion


Ethnologue told that this language is used in Sri Lanka, so inviting users of Sinhalese Wikipedia to join this discuss can be helpful on understanding the necessary. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:12, 6 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]