Are there any speakers of the Jula language (also known as Dioula)?
If you know this language, I wanted to let you know that there is demand
from people for Wikipedia articles in this language.
I've been researching the usage of the search box in Wikipedia's
interlanguage links panel, and I can see that there are many people
searching for this language while they are reading articles in French and
English. They cannot find anything because the Wikipedia in this language
doesn't exist yet, but if it existed, there would be people who would want
to read it.
If you speak this language or know somebody who does, please contact me.
I'll be happy to help you start a Wikipedia in it.
(I'm expecting these questions, so I'll just answer them right away.
Q: Where can I read about this research?
A: I'll publish a report very, very soon.
Q: Are there any languages that people are searching?
A: Yes, there are many, and you'll see all of them in the report, but I
wanted to mention Jula especially because it's the most notable languages
that came up in this research in which there is no Wikipedia at all, not
even an Incubator. There are other languages of Africa that came up there,
such as Yoruba, Xhosa and others, but there are Wikipedias in them, albeit
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