Hi Jan and Wikidatans,
That sounds about right.
I think the possible number of Wikidata languages (and inter-lingual
developments) will emerge as these two projects develop a little further -
RFC: Per-language URLs for multilingual wiki pages -
RFC: make Parser::getTargetLanguage aware of multilingual wikis -
which I just learned yesterday in the #wikimedia-office hour at 2pm PT (on
CC World University and School, which is like CC Wikipedia with CC MIT OCW
in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC (and planning online free best STEM CC OCW
accrediting university degrees in ~204 countries' main and official
languages) is seeking additionally to develop wiki schools for open
teaching and learning in all 7,943+ languages building in CC
Wikidata/Wikibase, if possible - as well as for an universal translator.
How easy ahead will it be to simply "populate" a list of all 8K languages
in Wikidata/Wikibase for various artificial intelligence, machine learning
and machine translation developments?
On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 3:26 PM, Jan Macura <macurajan(a)gmail.com> wrote:
looking into  I read that Wikidata supports 358 languages. Is it still
true? For example, I tried to add label in language coded as "nan" (defined
in ISO 639-3) and it worked. However it didn't worked for e.g. "arb",
is also part of the ISO 639-3 standard. So how many?
 VRANDEČIĆ, Denny, KRÖTZSCH, Markus. Wikidata: A Free Collaborative
Knowledgebase. *Communications of the ACM*. 2014-10, Vol. 57 No. 10,
7885. DOI 10.1145/2629489. http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2014/10/178785-
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