Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Tacawit

submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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 shy (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Shawiya Language name in English
Language name Tacawit 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 Q33274 - 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 Wikasegzawal "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace Wikasegzawal usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Wikasegzawal tameslayt "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:WiktionaryShy.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Africa/Algiers "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.



Hi All. I am a co-fouding member of Wikimedia Algeria U.G. We contacts a Chaoui community, and some associations of the language, and the University of Batna to hepls us with the Tacawit Wiktionary

There are over then 4 million people in Algeria and 500 000 over Algeria how speack this langage.
And we have lot of dictionary in paper version:

  • Amawal, Tamazight - Taarabt, by Khadija Saad - 2013 (printed by Algerian Minister of Culture).
  • Phonetic dictionary - comment Imenzayen di temsislit tamazight: Tacawit - by Ben Kassem El Amri - 2013 (printed by Haut Commissariat à l'Amazighité).
  • Tanast u kajjuf (Dictionnaire arabe-chaoui) by Tibermacine Fakihani - 2009 (printed by Haut Commissariat à l'Amazighité) (read online)
  • Phonetic dictionary - comment Imenzayen di temsislit tamazight: Tacawit - by Ben Kassem El Amri - 2013 (printed by Haut Commissariat à l'Amazighité).
  • Dictionnaire chaoui français arabe by Ounissi Mohamed Salah - 2003 - (printed by édition ENAG Algiers) isbn:9961 62 334-7
  • Etude de géographie linguistique chaoui sur les plans phonético-phonologique et lexical. LOUNISSI Salim - 2010
  • El Hadi Meziani, Amawal- adlis n jib, ammak almed tutlayd tamaziɣt - tacawit, taεrabt , asebter 23, 2016, Anzar éditions.
  • And other.
    --Vikoula5 (talk) 20:47, 22 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]



Currently I can't see either Wikipedia or Wiktionary test projects, please start one of both in order to make this eligible. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:07, 29 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Liuxinyu970226: currently we put our word in the French Wiktionary. I will create the incubator pages soon!--Reda Kerbouche (talk) 09:57, 29 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@Liuxinyu970226:   Done incubator:Wt/shy/Asebtar amenzu. Now we are marketing content in the Wiktionary.--Reda Kerbouche (talk) 19:32, 1 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]