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atj and mic


Can you add atj and mic languages please. I already added a translation in those languages. Thanks, Amqui (talk) 19:57, 13 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

 Done, but both suffer from #language problem. Koumz (talk) 14:01, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Bug with #language


Hello, are there any news about the #language problem with prevent to display the new languages which are added? This bug exists for 2 years and I saw no amelioration. Is Scribunto is available on species? Maybe we can rewrite the template using lua. Pamputt (talk) 11:18, 25 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

I have no information on this. Koumz (talk) 14:01, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Laz language


Can you add laz language. Its iso code lzz. Ceas08 (talk) 19:57, 21 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

 Done Koumz (talk) 14:08, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply



Hello. Can you, please, add Luo language (ISO 639-3: luo)? I have a lot of vernacular names in Luo for animals and plants. --Omondi (talk) 13:46, 25 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Omondi: There is no Template:Luo up to now. (see for example Template:fr) --Murma174 (talk) 02:46, 24 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
 Done@Omondi and Murma74: I dunno if such a template was needed in 2016, but it is no longer so. Circeus (talk) 03:46, 21 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Yup'ik (Yugtun)


Has the ISO 639-3 code esu. Thanks! Umimmak (talk) 15:12, 13 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

 Done @Umimmak: Circeus (talk) 03:58, 21 September 2018 (UTC)Reply



{{Editprotected}} Hi can you add Sylheti language? Its iso code is syl. Its native name is ꠍꠤꠟꠐꠤ Msasag (talk) 16:07, 4 July 2018 (UTC)Reply

 Done @Msasag: by Tommy Kronkvist Circeus (talk) 03:58, 21 September 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Circeus: Thanks! I think you forgot to added the language's native name, it's ꠍꠤꠟꠐꠤ Msasag (কথা পাতক)



ISO is TAO. Thanks Leeheonjin (talk) 21:21, 19 July 2018 (UTC)Reply

 Done @Leeheonjin: Circeus (talk) 03:58, 21 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

ja, zh and zh-han


Kindly add ja (Japanese) and zh (Chinese). In case if you accept variants, zh-han at least would be handy. Thank you in advance. —Omotecho (talk) 02:12, 26 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Not done @Omotecho: The template already caters for ja, zh-classical, zh-hans, zh-hant, zh-min-nan, zh-tw, zh-yue and zh. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:33, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
Case closed. Thank you for your reply, Andy. --Omotecho (talk) 17:46, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply



Request to add kxd (Brunei Malay) language. Thank you. Zulfadli51 (talk) 14:10, 1 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

 Done @Zulfadli51: Please will you test it? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:29, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply



Just seen Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa. Some languages names are capitalized, some are not. Can it be normalised. -- 14:51, 12 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

I think it's okay now, per the Help:Contents guideline. However please note that (contrary to the other languages) English vernacular names should use "Title Caps" rather than "Sentence caps", and that all German proper nouns should always be capitalised (whether part of a vernacular name or not). –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 18:24, 12 September 2019 (UTC).Reply

Collapsible lists for better legibility


I suggest we make the "Vernacular names" sections collapsible/expandable so that they wont take up as much space on taxon pages with a large number of vernacular names. See for example Columba livia and Passer domesticus where the "Vernacular names" sections takes up 70% of the pages, or more. Making this change only requires minute additions to the code, e.g. see the {{Nadi}} template.

Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 02:41, 25 November 2019 (UTC).Reply

Agree, but maybe make it possible for the option to leave it uncollapsed? I don't think there is a way for it to trigger if more than X languages are used, but most uses probably don't call for collpasing it. Circeus (talk) 05:38, 25 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

kfr for Kachchi


Please add kfr for Kachchi (કચ્છી). Thank you! Smettems (talk) 04:46, 24 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Smettems: Done. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:32, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply
Thank you! Smettems (talk) 12:54, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply



Request to add:

  • [xwa] Kwaza of Brazil
  • [kmh] Kalam of Papua New Guinea

These languages have extensive ethnobiological reference sources, with many plant and animal names documented.

And how would a proto-language be added, if at all possible? Sagotreespirit (talk) 13:07, 19 May 2020 (UTC)Reply



Can someone add nia (Nias language)? See Talk:Gracula robusta. Monster Iestyn (talk) 16:04, 25 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Double Sundanese and add some Indonesian local languages


@Pigsonthewing: Hi Andy, the Sundanese label is shown twice. Could you please delete one of these lines?

-->{{#if:{{{su|}}}|'''{{#language:su}}:''' {{{su}}}<br/>}}<!--

Also, could you please add these language codes from Indonesian local languages? The languages have Wikipedia communities under WMID's support.

  • Balinese (local name: Bali; language code: ban)
  • Minangkabau (local name: Minangkabau; language code: min)
  • Banjar (local name:Banjar ; language code: bjn)
  • Gorontalo (local name: Hulontalo; language code: gor)
  • Toba Batak (local name: Batak Toba; language code: bbc)
  • Madurese (local name: Madhurâ; language code: mad)
  • Nias (local name: Niha; language code: nia)

Thank you in advance.

Wirjadisastra (talk) 04:09, 26 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Wirjadisastra: All done; except we need to add labels for "min" and "nia". If I can figure out where! Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 07:48, 26 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Pigsonthewing: I'm sorry but I don't get what you mean by labels for "min" & "nia". Are the codes causing any bug? Wirjadisastra (talk) 09:22, 26 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Wirjadisastra: There is no bug. You can add names in all of the above languages. If you add the name "Foorbar" in Banjar, the template will display "Banjar: Foobar"; but if you add it in Madurese, it will currently display "mad: Foorbar", and for Nias, "nia: Foorbar". We need to fix these, so that the names of the languages are displayed, instead of their three-letter codes. Apparently this has to be done via Phabricator, so: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T261387 Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:36, 27 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Wirjadisastra: This is all now resolved, and the ticket closed. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:33, 16 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Missing languages: bjs, jam


missing are bjs and jam, see eg Melicoccus bijugatus--Estopedist1 (talk) 05:52, 26 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Kotava language


Can you add Kotava language? Its ISO code is "avk". Kotavusik (talk) 21:36, 7 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

Kotava is an international constructed language and have a Wikipedia ( avk.wikipedia.org ). The denomination of plants and animals is well developed in Kotava. Please add Kotava language to Wikispecies. Kotavusik (talk) 08:53, 26 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

cr and oj


Could Cree and Ojibwe (ISO cr and oj) be added? The vernacular "Moose" (Alces americanus) in particular comes from Algonquian cognates, and it might be helpful for some other North American animals.--Molandfreak (talk) 02:04, 14 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Molandfreak: I've added oj, but it has the same labelling issue as described above for mad and nia; hence T277505. cr is already available. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:00, 15 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Molandfreak, can you try ojb instead of oj?
It's already supported in MediaWiki software. It's only one of the varieties, but to the best of my understanding, it's the most common and written one.
If it's not appropriate, please let me know, and I'll try to find a solution. Amir E. Aharoni / אמיר א׳ אהרוני (talk) 11:59, 25 July 2021 (UTC)Reply



Please add "mnw" for Mon language. --Octahedron80 (talk) 03:03, 11 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Octahedron80:  Done. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:04, 11 May 2021 (UTC).Reply



I'm missing cz (Czech Republic) as code in the list.PeterR (talk) 11:27, 22 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR: The code for the Czech language is cs. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:21, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply



A request for Santali language (sat) to be added, posted in the village pump - can it be added, please? MPF (talk) 12:28, 12 December 2021 (UTC)Reply

 Done and seems to be working Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:25, 28 December 2021 (UTC)Reply
Thank you @MPF: and @Pigsonthewing: for requesting and adding Santali language. User:Rocky 734 15:50, 30 December 2021 (UTC)Reply



{{Editprotected}} Could Hadza be added? ISO [hts], endonym hazane. Kwamikagami (talk) 08:56, 8 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Part done. Added to template; "Hadza" text addition requested in phab:T303379. @Kwamikagami: You can begin adding names now. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:00, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! Kwamikagami (talk) 10:03, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Pigsonthewing: Can I create articles if I don't have the authority info, or should I only add to existing articles? Kwamikagami (talk) 21:06, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Please add Eastern Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara and Alyawarr


The ISOs for these languages are aer, pjt and aly respectively. I don't think these are available on Media-Wiki yet though. These are all Australian Aboriginal languages. Thanks! OutbackMinecrafter (talk) 08:41, 17 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

 Done. Sorry for the delay. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 16:40, 10 May 2022 (UTC).Reply

The Saami languages with actual orthographies

  1. sma – Southern
  2. sju – Ume
  3. sje – Pite
  4. smj – Lule
  5. se (also sme) – Northern
  6. smn – Inari
  7. sms – Skolt
  8. sjd – Kildin

The names for these languages in their own language are listed in the Phabricator task WMHack19: Add Saami + Romani languages to Wikidata. Northern and Inari Saami have their own wikipedias, the rest are in the incubator. Northern Saami also has country-specific codes in some wikimedia projects: se-fi, se-no, and se-se. It would be useful if these are also added, if possible. The rest of the Saami languages not listed above do not have official orthographies and should not be added imo to prevent people from adding non-existing spellings to Wikispecies. Thank you for adding the 8 listed above! Yupik (talk) 20:29, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Request of addition


I request addition of the following language codes:

I can provide sources of vernacular names in these languages if needed. --Eryk Kij (talk) 00:27, 11 June 2024 (UTC) [items added: Eryk Kij (talk) 08:22, 12 June 2024 (UTC); Eryk Kij (talk) 11:16, 12 June 2024 (UTC); Eryk Kij (talk) 04:22, 15 June 2024 (UTC); Eryk Kij (talk) 10:47, 15 June 2024 (UTC); Eryk Kij (talk) 12:48, 16 June 2024 (UTC)]Reply

On Phabricator, I also created a task requesting display of several glossonyms/endonyms of the above-mentioned languages. --Eryk Kij (talk) 14:28, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply