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ලබා ගතහැකි භාෂාවන් — Wiki Translation
Afrikaans Alemannisch aragonés asturianu azərbaycanca Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Melayu Bân-lâm-gú Basa Jawa Baso Minangkabau bosanski brezhoneg català čeština dansk Deutsch eesti English español Esperanto estremeñu euskara français Frysk Gaeilge Gàidhlig galego Hausa hrvatski Igbo interlingua Interlingue isiXhosa isiZulu íslenska italiano Kiswahili Kreyòl ayisyen kréyòl gwadloupéyen kurdî latviešu Lëtzebuergesch lietuvių magyar Malagasy Malti Nederlands Nedersaksies norsk norsk nynorsk occitan Oromoo oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча Plattdüütsch polski português română shqip slovenčina slovenščina Soomaaliga suomi svenska Tiếng Việt Türkçe Vahcuengh vèneto Wolof Yorùbá Zazaki српски / srpski беларуская български қазақша македонски монгол русский тоҷикӣ українська Ελληνικά Հայերեն ქართული नेपाली मराठी हिन्दी অসমীয়া বাংলা ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ગુજરાતી ଓଡ଼ିଆ தமிழ் తెలుగు ಕನ್ನಡ മലയാളം සිංහල ไทย မြန်မာဘာသာ ລາວ ភាសាខ្មែរ ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵜ አማርኛ 한국어 日本語 中文(简体)‎ 吴语 粵語 中文(繁體)‎ ייִדיש עברית اردو العربية پښتو سنڌي فارسی ދިވެހިބަސް
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Wiki Translation can be a good way to help develop the project across the world. The wiki holds a lot of important help content and documentation. We'd like to make at least some of this available in other languages. Note that translation efforts in other areas of the project are equally important if not more so (they usually happen on

Community cohesion

Unlike wikipedia, we are not aiming to capture vast amounts of knowledge in the wiki. Wikipedia decided that the best way to build their encyclopaedia was to split the communities up by language, and run them as almost entirely separate projects. The situation here is entirely different. The wiki is not the project. Translating wiki pages should be an exercise in improving community cohesion, helping everyone to understand each other, and ultimately helping to build the maps!

With this in mind we haven't deployed exactly the same wiki technology to support translations. We want the small fledging groups of people who do not speak English to feel welcome, and to have all the information they need, but we also want the community as a whole to stay together and stay focussed.

Wiki translation progress

Wiki translation is taking place on a somewhat ad-hoc basis, and you are encouraged to join in, but we also need to try and get more organised about this.

Translation efforts are still in very early stages in many languages. There are some wiki pages which are more important than others, so concentrate on these pages first.

Wiki translations HOWTO

Find the English version of a page in the main namespace.
(If there is no english version, you create one by following the HOWTO).

If the languages tool bar is not displayed at the top (as you see on this page for example) then edit the page, and add the following wiki text:


While you're editing, copy the wiki text of the entire page to your clipboard. 'Save'

Where it says 'other languages', click 'show' and follow a red link to begin creating the new wiki page. Paste in the english text and start rewriting it in your language. The new page title should have a language prefix.

Note: due to technical reasons (limitations in the parser functions defined in the MediaWiki software showing this wiki), not all pages with existing translations will show by default in the list of available languages, but only languages for major languages of the world. The many other languages will be displayed in the second list of 'Other languages' without being tested for their existence, so this list may show both red links (missing major or minority languages), and blue links (missing minority languages). A solution is being developed and tested to solve this problem of inequal visibility, without using "costly" parser functions.

See also Wiki Help.

Note: before saving the new page, your language is shown as a missing language in the preview. However, after you have saved it, your language is still shown in the missing language box with black colour and bold type. This strange thing is caused by a template cache. Purge cache to rescan the available languages. Your language will be shown as available.

භාෂා සැකිලි සඳහා උපදෙස්

This is a template that lists all languages available. It is based on parser functions from mediawiki and the ISO 639-1 language code.

Brief instruction

  1. All page names are in English.
    Every translated page needs a page name with a language code as a prefix, followed by a colon and the english page name.
    1. If the "plain" English page name content is written in English, the English page name does not have a prefix in the file name.
      Example: Page_name (English content) - FR:Page_name - DE:Page_name
    2. If the "plain" English page name should be a redirect to a page in some other language, the english translated page does need a prefix of "EN".
      Example: Page_name (redirect to non-english page) - EN:Page_name - FR:Page-name - DE:Page_name
  2. the following has to be included in each page: {{Languages|Page_name}}

If you click on "missing languages", and then you click on a red link, it automatically opens a new page with the right suffix and the right page name. Copy the original text to this page and translate it. In the first line you put {{Languages|Page_name}}

Example for actually implemented name spaces and languages (2009-06):

Page_name (English)
DE:Page_name (German)
EN:Page_name (English)
ES:Page_name (Spanish)
FR:Page_name (French)
IT:Page_name (Italian)
NL:Page_name (Dutch)
UK:Page_name (Ukrainian, not United Kingdom!!!)

This automatically generates a language menu consisting of links to the original page (in English) and all translated pages. The links are written in the respective language: Deutsch, English, French, etc.

Note that prefixes are in uppercase only for a few languages that have dedicated namespaces on this wiki. If ou don't know when to use capital letters or lowercase letters for these prefixes, just write them all in lowercase only, the links will still work with the few languages whose code is uppercase in their dedicated namespace. For example:

Page_name (English)
de (German)
en:Page_name (English)
es:Page_name (Spanish)
fr:Page_name (French)
it:Page_name (Italian)
nl:Page_name (Dutch)
uk:Page_name (Ukrainian, not United Kingdom!!!)
vi:Page_name (Vietnamian)

This lowercase-only rule helps maintaining consistancy, and voids creating many unnecessary redirects between translated pages, and it is also consistant with the usage found elsewhere (notably in Wikimedia sites, or in BCP47 recommendations).

Translated pages with a title in a non-English language

Pages with names in a national language or other names can create the automatic menu by redirect:

  • Let's suppose that the English page name is "Page_name". Then,
  • Start translating that page in "XX:Page_name", where "XX" is the target language code for your translation (follow the red link present in the top header of the English page, if your language is already listed there).
  • Create a new page XX:Translated title of Page_name
    (please keep the language code prefix to avoid collisions with similar titles in other languages).
    Add the following code to that page:
    #REDIRECT [[XX:Page_name]]

Interface selection

This procedure is no longer needed. The standard template can now autodetect the language used on the page where it is inserted and provide the necessary description and help in that language. See Template:Available languages and Template:Missing languages if you want to translate these two titles.

If you want to change the design of the bar, translate messages or change where the help bottom links to, you can do it by adding the 2nd parameter of your design template.


Copy the Template:Languages/Interface as your first template.

Note: Technically, you can make a interface with the translated language as above, it is not recommended to use. Because this template is set for other language users to go back to their language versions, the translated messages can not be read for them. See also this discussion page.

Language prefixes and namespaces

Many languages are supported merely as a wiki page naming convention, while some of the more widely used ones are set up as proper namespaces within the wiki software, allowing features like tickboxes on the advanced search. Pages can be listed by prefix (for any language) using Special:PrefixIndex.

Note that only a few languages (for which there are ample contents on this wiki and enough maintainers) have a dedicated namespace on this wiki (for historic reasons, these namespaces are using capital letters). These namespaces allow to perform searches in the many pages created in those languages. Most languages won't have this dedicated namespace. This wiki should progressively be updated to use autotranslatable templates (in a way similar to Wikimedia Commons), instead of having to maintaining a lot of separate pages for each language, for contents that can be maintained in one place independantly of the language displayed.

All other translated pages are stored in the main namespace, using a language-code prefix that should be written in lowercase (only the first letter of the prefix will be automatically uppercased, but this letter case is not significant). This wiki may still contain a few languages for which the language code was uppercased. But to ease the maintenance of links be consistant with the letter case of codes already used in the Languages template shown at the top of translated pages.

For new language, please use language codes conforming to the BCP 47 standard — check the Registry of language subtags on the site (according to the BCP 47 standard, currently in RFC 5646): generally this means using the ISO 649-1 two-letter code where it exists, otherwise the two-letter technical ISO 646-2 language code, otherwise the three-letter ISO 649-3 code; avoid using obsolete language codes that are marked in this registry as being replaced by another one, or deprecated and merged into another one; for some languages, the language code may be followed by a ISO 15924 script code; it may also be followed by a ISO 3166-1 country/region code, but this usage is no longer recommended for coding a language variant, and this wiki will prefer to be really international and edited in a way acceptable in all regions where the same language is written.

Note also that a few language codes used for Wikipedia editions (and in interwiki links) do not apply to this scheme, for historical reasons, and have still not been converted or redirected to use the recommended BCP 47 codes (which is the universal standard for the web).

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අෆ්රිකාන්ස් Afrikaans af af af නැත නැත නැත
ඇම්හාරික් አማርኛ am am am නැත නැත නැත
ඇසෑම් অসমীয়া as as as නැත නැත නැත
අරාබි العربية ar ar ar නැත ඔව් ඔව්
ඇස්ටියුරියන් asturianu ast ast ast නැත නැත නැත
අසර්බයිජාන් azərbaycanca az az az නැත ඔව් නැත
බල්ගේරියානු български bg bg bg නැත ඔව් නැත
බෙංගාලි বাংলা bn bn bn නැත ඔව් නැත
බ්‍රේටොන් brezhoneg br br br නැත නැත නැත
බොස්නියානු bosanski bs bs bs නැත ඔව් නැත
කැටලන් (Valencian) català ca ca ca නැත ඔව් නැත
කෝසිකානු corsu co co co නැත නැත නැත
චෙක් čeština cs cs cs නැත ඔව් නැත
ඩැනිශ් dansk da da da නැත ඔව් නැත
ජර්මන් Deutsch DE de de ඔව් ඔව් නැත
Zazaki Zazaki diq diq diq නැත නැත නැත
ඩිවෙහි ދިވެހިބަސް dv dv dv නැත නැත ඔව්
ග්‍රීක Ελληνικά el el el නැත ඔව් නැත
ඉංග්‍රීසි English none en en No (default namespace) ඔව් නැත
එස්පැරන්ටෝ Esperanto eo eo eo නැත නැත නැත
ස්පාඤ්ඤ español ES es es ඔව් ඔව් නැත
එස්තෝනියානු eesti et et et නැත ඔව් නැත
බාස්ක් euskara eu eu eu නැත නැත නැත
Extremaduran estremeñu ext ext ext නැත නැත නැත
පර්සියානු فارسی fa fa fa නැත ඔව් ඔව්
ෆින්ලන්ත suomi fi fi fi නැත ඔව් නැත
ප්‍රංශ français FR fr fr ඔව් ඔව් නැත
බටහිර ෆ්‍රිසියානු Frysk fy fy fy නැත නැත නැත
අයර්ලන්ත Gaeilge ga ga ga නැත නැත නැත
ස්කොට්ටිශ් ගෙලික් Gàidhlig gd gd gd නැත නැත නැත
ගැලීසියානු galego gl gl gl නැත නැත නැත
kréyòl gwadloupéyen Kréyòl gwadloupéyen gcf නැත gcf නැත නැත නැත
ස්විස් ජර්මානු Alemannisch gsw gsw gsw නැත නැත නැත
ගුජරාටි ગુજરાતી gu gu gu නැත නැත නැත
හෝසා Hausa ha ha ha නැත නැත නැත
හීබෲ עברית he he he නැත ඔව් ඔව්
හින්දි हिन्दी hi hi hi නැත ඔව් නැත
කෝඒෂියානු hrvatski hr hr hr නැත ඔව් නැත
හයිටි Kreyòl ayisyen ht ht ht නැත නැත නැත
හන්ගේරියානු magyar hu hu hu නැත ඔව් නැත
ආර්මේනියානු Հայերեն hy hy hy නැත ඔව් නැත
ඉන්ටලින්ගුආ interlingua ia ia ia නැත නැත නැත
ඉන්දුනීසියානු Bahasa Indonesia id id id නැත ඔව් නැත
ඉග්බෝ Igbo ig ig ig නැත නැත නැත
අයිස්ලන්ත íslenska is is is නැත ඔව් නැත
ඉතාලි italiano IT it it ඔව් ඔව් නැත
ජපන් 日本語 JA ja ja ඔව් ඔව් නැත
ජාවා Basa Jawa jv jv jv නැත නැත නැත
ජෝර්ජියානු ქართული ka ka ka නැත ඔව් නැත
කසාඛ් қазақша kk kk kk නැත ඔව් නැත
කමර් (Cambodian) ភាសាខ្មែរ km km km නැත ඔව් නැත
කණ්ණඩ ಕನ್ನಡ kn kn kn නැත නැත නැත
කොරියානු 한국어 ko ko ko නැත ඔව් නැත
කුර්දි kurdî ku ku ku නැත නැත නැත
ලක්සැම්බර්ග් Lëtzebuergesch lb lb lb නැත නැත නැත
ලාඕ ລາວ lo lo lo නැත ඔව් නැත
ලිතුවේනියානු lietuvių lt lt lt නැත ඔව් නැත
ලැට්වියානු latviešu lv lv lv නැත ඔව් නැත
මලගාසි Malagasy mg mg mg නැත නැත නැත
මිනන්ග්කබාවු Baso Minangkabau min min min නැත නැත නැත
මැසිඩෝනියානු македонски mk mk mk නැත ඔව් නැත
මලයාලම් മലയാളം ml ml ml නැත ඔව් නැත
මොංගෝලියානු монгол mn mn mn නැත ඔව් නැත
මරාති मराठी mr mr mr නැත නැත නැත
මැලේ Bahasa Melayu ms ms ms නැත නැත නැත
මොල්ටිස් Malti mt mt mt නැත නැත නැත
බුරුම မြန်မာဘာသာ my my my නැත නැත නැත
මින් නන් චයිනිස් Bân-lâm-gú nan nan nan නැත නැත නැත
පහළ ජර්මන් Plattdüütsch nds nds nds නැත නැත නැත
පහළ සැක්සන් Nedersaksies nds-nl nds-nl nds-NL නැත නැත නැත
නේපාල नेपाली ne ne ne නැත නැත නැත
ලන්දේසි Nederlands NL nl nl ඔව් ඔව් නැත
නෝර්වීජියානු නයිනෝර්ස්ක් norsk nynorsk nn nn nn නැත ඔව් නැත
Norwegian norsk no no no නැත ඔව් නැත
ඔසිටාන් occitan oc oc oc නැත නැත නැත
ඔරොමෝ Oromoo om om om නැත නැත නැත
ඔරියා ଓଡ଼ିଆ or or or නැත ඔව් නැත
පන්ජාබි ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa pa pa නැත නැත නැත
පෝලන්ත polski pl pl pl නැත ඔව් නැත
පෂ්ටො پښتو ps ps ps නැත නැත ඔව්
පෘතුගීසි português pt pt pt නැත ඔව් නැත
බ්‍රසීල පෘතුගීසි português do Brasil pt pt pt-BR නැත නැත නැත
රොමේනියානු română ro ro ro නැත ඔව් නැත
මොල්ඩවිආනු Moldavian ro නැත mo නැත නැත නැත
රුසියානු русский RU ru ru ඔව් ඔව් නැත
සින්ධි سنڌي sd sd sd නැත නැත ඔව්
සිංහල සිංහල si si si නැත නැත නැත
ස්ලෝවැක් slovenčina sk sk sk නැත ඔව් නැත
ස්ලෝවේනියානු slovenščina sl sl sl නැත ඔව් නැත
සෝමාලි Soomaaliga so so so නැත නැත නැත
ඇල්බේනියානු shqip sq sq sq නැත ඔව් නැත
සර්බියානු српски / srpski sr sr sr නැත ඔව් නැත
ස්වීඩන් svenska sv sv sv නැත ඔව් නැත
ස්වාහිලි Kiswahili sw sw sw නැත නැත නැත
දෙමළ தமிழ் ta ta ta නැත ඔව් නැත
තෙළිඟු తెలుగు te te te නැත ඔව් නැත
ටජික් тоҷикӣ tg tg tg නැත නැත නැත
තායි ไทย th th th නැත ඔව් නැත
ටිග්‍රින්යා ትግርኛ ti ti ti නැත නැත නැත
ටර්ක්මෙන් Türkmençe tk tk tk නැත නැත නැත
Tagalog Tagalog tl tl tl නැත නැත නැත
තුර්කි Türkçe tr tr tr නැත ඔව් නැත
මධ්‍යම ඇට්ලස් ටමසිට් ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵜ tzm නැත tzm නැත නැත නැත
යුක්රේනියානු українська uk uk uk නැත ඔව් නැත
උර්දු اردو ur ur ur නැත ඔව් ඔව්
උස්බෙක් oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча uz uz uz නැත නැත නැත
වියට්නාම් Tiếng Việt vi vi vi නැත ඔව් නැත
වොලොෆ් Wolof wo wo wo නැත නැත නැත
වූ චයිනිස් 吴语 wuu wuu wuu නැත නැත නැත
ශෝසා isiXhosa xh xh xh නැත නැත නැත
යිඩිශ් ייִדיש yi yi yi නැත නැත ඔව්
යොරූබා Yorùbá yo yo yo නැත නැත නැත
කැන්ටොනීස් 粵語 yue yue yue නැත නැත නැත
Zhuang Vahcuengh za za za නැත නැත නැත
සරල චීන 中文(简体)‎ zh-hans zh zh-Hans නැත ඔව් නැත
සාම්ප්‍රදායික චීන 中文(繁體)‎ zh-hant zh zh-Hant නැත ඔව් නැත
සුලු isiZulu zu zu zu නැත නැත නැත


  • The Min Nan language spoken in Taiwan ("zh-min-nan-TW" in the old RFC 3066, or better now "nan-TW" or just "nan", see BCP 47) is normally written in the Latin script (rather than the simplified Han script, for which it is almost impossible to differentiate from Chinese written with the Simplified Han orthography), and has its own distinctive language code "nan". Taiwanese Chinese (zh-TW) is completely unrelated to Min Nan; the use of zh-TW is deprecated, use Traditional Chinese ("zh-Hant") instead. Feel free to create pages translated in Min Nan, if you need, using the standard "nan" language code.
  • See Chinese Wikipedia for informations about Chinese languages on WP ! If the transcoder is implemented here on this wiki, we would no longer need to maintain separate pages with orthographic differences between "zh-Hans" (essentially the same for the P.R. of China mainland, and Singapore) and "zh-Hant" (essentially the same for Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, and Macau SAR)
  • Since Moldavian "ro-md"/"mo"" is not needed and should be removed! See Closure of Moldovan Wikipedia ! The only remaining difference of Moldovan was when the Romanian language was written in the Cyrillic script by people living in Moldova before its independance from USSR. The Russian minority living in the cessessionist Eastern part of Moldova, use the Russian language written in the Cyrillic scipt, not Moldovan/Romanian, but the other Moldovans do speak Romanian (with just minor vocabulary differences that have been developed when Moldova was occupied by USSR, differences that are now disappearing fast with the increased exchanges with Romanian medias and the return to the use of the Latin alphabet, and with which people of both countries can coexist with an excellent and evident mutual understanding.