As you might know Malayalam is not a big language. It has roughly 30 million
speakers. There are some efforts from Malayalam Wikipedia community to reach
to public. Here are some
1. Our wikipedia CD - read the story here -
2. Distribution of the above CD to 60,000 teachers of kerala. Read the story
A wiki run by the IT@school
<http://www.itschool.gov.in/>department of Kerala. This wiki is used for
creating the database of all the schools of Kerala and the article about
each school is maintained by the children of the respective schools.
Malayalam Wiki community have helped the IT department Government to setup
this wiki. Many school children in Kerala is aware about the wiki software,
wiki editing, and Malayalam typing due to the efforts by IT@school.
And many more initiatives are going to come in the next few months.
On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
I'm writing this as the follow-up to Jimmy Wales' Wikimania keynote
about small Wikipedias, or, as some people correctly say, Wikipedias
in underprivileged languages. (It's strange to use the word "small"
anywhere near Bengali, for example.)
Is there some recorded body of knowledge about the existing attempts
to engage small language communities? The only thing that i know is
the parts with Ndesanjo Macha in "The Truth According To Wikipedia".
They are very inspiring, but very small.
Were there any people that, for example, worked with schools that
function in underprivileged languages and tried to teach students
there to write Wikipedia articles in their language? If there were,
can i read, hear or watch their experiences anywhere?
אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
Amir Elisha Aharoni
"We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace." - T. Moore
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