Incubator:Requests for starting a test

If you are unsure whether your language is valid to be hosted here or have its own subdomain, you can ask here for advice.

Instructions   [view]

  • Be sure you have a user account here at Incubator.
  • How to request? Just say which language and which project (Wikipedia, Wiktionary, ...) and give a link to a Wikipedia article or another webpage with some information.
    • We need this to know the ISO 639 language code. If you already know the language code, please provide it.
    • If that language doesn't already have an existing wiki in another Wikimedia project, please provide a translation for the phrase "Main Page" in that language.
  • Add a new request
  • And then? Someone will say whether you are allowed to start a test, and if so, he will give a link where you need to start your test.

Current requests


Please use the link in the instructions above to add a new request.

Langname Wikiproject


Or your reason here. --Achomia (talk) 20:40, 28 July 2022 (UTC) .Achomia (talk) 20:40, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

temne Wikiproject


I'd like to build a Wiktionary for the temne language:

These is to my knowledge no english-temne Wiktionary (or dictionary for that matter).

"Main page" is "amboporo gbegbe" in temne.

your reason here. - — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (discussioncontribs) 09:30, 8 August 2022 (UTC).Reply

You could do this under Wt/tem. But it might also be a good idea to add Temne entries into the English-language Wiktionary, as that already provides a lot of infrastructure. --MF-W {a, b} 01:10, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

IGALA Wikiproject


Igala is spoken by the Igala ethnic group of Nigeria, located at the eastern region of the confluence of River Niger and River Benue. The Igala Kingdom has been influenced by the Yoruba, Idoma, Igbo and Jukun, and they made up of descendants of these groups who settled and mixed with the native Igala populations. We have a lot of knowledge to share to the world about the Igala language. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by AgnesAbah (discussioncontribs) 21:33, 17 August 2022 (UTC).Reply

As there is a valid ISO code, Wp/igl would be the place for this. --MF-W {a, b} 00:53, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Old Provençal/Occitan Wikiproject


There should be an Old Provencal incubator page to facilitate the study and revitalization of the language. There has been an issue creating the main page, with lack of ISO lang code cites as the issue, however the code is pro. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Fiskos127 (discussioncontribs) 17:25, 9 January 2023 (UTC).Reply

As this is an extinct / non-living language, it is not possible. --MF-W {a, b} 16:29, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Bahasa Dayak Ngaju


Dayak Ngaju language is spoken by many Dayaknese people in Kalimantan, Indonesia. --2001:448A:60C0:2905:B18F:88DA:1895:E896 11:15, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

It looks like Wp/nij would be the correct place. --MF-W {a, b} 22:36, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Standard Moroccan Tamazight Wikiproject

  • Proposed project: Wikipedia/Wiktionary/Wikibooks/Wikiquote/Wikinews/Wikivoyage
  • Language: [[w:Standard Moroccan Tamazight language
  • MediaWiki code: 639-2, 639-3
  • Temporary main page: Wp/zgh/Main Page
  • Other Wikimedia projects:
  • Proposed Wikimedia project:

your reason here. --Wop thy (talk) 13:40, 24 April 2023 (UTC) The standard Moroccan Amazigh language is one of the official languages ​​in Morocco, and we hope to accept this request in order to expand the scope of the Wikipedia community, as well as in order to facilitate research! There are more than 20 million speakers of this language, and I hope to accept the requestReply

Assamese Wikiproject


Assamese Wikivoyage is a valuable addition because it provides a platform for travelers and tourists to access information about Assam in their native language. Assamese is widely spoken in the region, and having a dedicated Wikivoyage in Assamese allows local residents and visitors to explore Assam's diverse culture, traditions, tourist attractions, and practical travel tips in a language they are comfortable with. It promotes regional tourism, preserves local knowledge, and encourages more people to explore and appreciate the beauty of Assam. --Thesaurabhsaha (talk) 13:46, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply

You can do this under Wy/as. Syunsyunminmin (talk) 09:42, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply

Haryanvi Wikiproject


Haryanvi language is a popular language in India and Pakistan. Speakers from both countries can easily understand speech in the Haryanvi language. However, people from both countries cannot understand the written text of the other side. Because in Pakistan Haryanvi is written in RTL Shahmukhi script and in India, this is written in LTRDevanagari script. Currently, there is an incubator project for the Devanagari script at Wp/bgc, not for the Shahmukhi script. Please note that for the same reason, there are 2 Wikipedia for one Punjabi language. One is which is in Gurmukhi script which is common in India and which is in Shahmukhi script and common in Pakistan.--Ameen Akbar (talk) 11:32, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

If there is no separate ISO 639-3 code, this might be a bit difficult. Would you mind explaining the problem on m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Haryanvi? Then we can go from there to see what could be a solution. --MF-W {a, b} 13:48, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
Done. Hope you will help us to fulfill the requirement. --Ameen Akbar (talk) 16:47, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Chavacano Caviteño Wikipedia


We want to start a Wikipedia language for Chavacano Caviteño, the second biggest variety of Chavacano. According to the discussions for starting the Chavacano Zamboangueño wikipedia, they settled on cbk-zam code because there are major differences between the Zamboangueño and Caviteño varieties. This means there is a chance to start a separate wikipedia for the Caviteño variety. We want to establish it in the near future, but will start via Incubator to test its viability to be a part of Wikipedia. Here is the link to the discussion in Wikipedia: LongganisaSeller (talk) 12:36, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

I suggest you to use the Chabacano Wikipedia and add a template indicating the article is written in Caviteño, as it occurs here. --Caro de Segeda (talk) 12:37, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Antiguan and Barbudan Creole Wikipedia


Antiguan and Barbudan Creole is the largest variety of Leeward Caribbean Creole English. It is spoken by 87.5% of the Antigua and Barbuda population. This would really assist with helping people learn the language, and help preserve the language. This is why it is necessary to have an Antiguan and Barbudan Creole incubator page. CROIX (talk) 14:28, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Looks like there is no problem and you can go ahead. --MF-W {a, b} 07:12, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Simple Italian Wikipedia


In the same way the Simple English, a simplified version of English Wikipedia, exists and help people everyday to understand complicated topics, i think there should be more languages with a simplified wiki, and i think Italian is a good place to start since the Italian wiki is very populated and a simplified version of it would really help. --Capitanfra (talk) 10:43, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

This is not possible as new "simple" projects are not allowed. Also, the code "its" stands for a different language. Cf. m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Simple Spanish 3. --MF-W {a, b} 07:08, 16 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

The Garo language, also known as Achik, and identified by the ISO 639-3 code "grt", is a vibrant and integral part of the cultural and linguistic heritage of the Garo people, predominantly residing in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya, India, and parts of Bangladesh.

Santali Wikipedia(Latin Script)


The creation of a test wiki for the Santali language using the Latin script. The language code for Santali is sat, and the script code for Latin is Latn. Therefore, the proposed BCP 47 language tag for this test wiki is sat-latn.

Santali is a language spoken by millions of people, primarily in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. While the traditional script for Santali is Ol Chiki, the Latin script is also used by a significant number of speakers, especially for digital communication and educational purposes. Creating a test wiki in sat-latn prefix would greatly benefit the Santali-speaking community by providing an accessible platform for content creation and knowledge sharing in a widely recognized and utilized script.

The establishment of this test wiki would enable contributors to develop and organize content that caters to the linguistic preferences of Latin script users. This initiative aligns with Wikimedia's mission to support linguistic diversity and ensure that all language communities have the resources they need to participate fully in the global knowledge ecosystem.

We have a group of dedicated volunteers ready to contribute to the test wiki and ensure its active development. We believe that the sat-Latn test wiki will thrive and eventually become a fully-fledged project, enriching the Wikimedia movement with valuable content from the Santali-speaking community. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Samar88 (discussioncontribs) 16:17, 20 May 2024 (UTC).Reply

Request to Create Neo (wp/neu) on Wikimedia Incubator


I am writing to formally request the creation of a test wiki for the Neo language. The language code is "neu".

There is already a project on Incubator Plus 2.0 but the language has an ISO code and we would like to move the project here.

We have a group of dedicated volunteers ready to contribute to the test wiki and ensure its active development. --Jon Gua (talk) 20:02, 22 May 2024 (UTC)Reply