Yesterday we had a Wikipedia Academy in Bangalore.
Thanks to Arunram for organizing the Wikipedia Academy in Bangalore.
There are few issues to be resolved before next Wikipedia Academy for
- Support for search in Sanskrit in sa.Wikipedia-- I think Malayalam and
Marathi wikipedians can help
- Create Sanskrit Wikipedia logo -- it has english Wikipedia logo now. (
I came across this wonderful mobile app Newshunt (www.newshunt.com). Can we
talk to them to see if its feasible for them to put a wiki article daily
This would take readership of indic wikipedia to a new level.
Here is a brief statistical analysis of some of the major Indic
language wikipedias for the month of 2009 December.
The data for this report is taken from the statistical analysis (of
all the WikiMedia foundation wikis) prepared and maintained by Erik
Zachte (Website: http://infodisiac.com/). The statistics is available
at http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/Sitemap.htm. Special thanks to Erik
for all the support he has extended while I was compiling this report.
The report is prepared by collecting the data available on the last
day of every month. That is, the statistical data for the month of
2009 December is collected at 2009 December 31 23:59 PM GMT and so on.
Kindly note that, for time being, I have included the statistical
information of only those Indian language wikipedias that crossed the
1000 articles milestone. Following are those Indian Language
* Bishnupriya Manipuri
I have plans to add the following SEA language wikipedias in the
future statistical reports (Statistical report for the month of
January 2010 onwards)
I hope this initiative will improve the interaction between different
Indic Language Wikipedias/wikipedians.
We (Malayalam Wikipedians - http://ml.wikipedia.org) are maintaining a
similar comparison study of the major Indic Language wikipedias for
the past two years. This analysis has helped us to understand the
status of Malayalam Wikipedia as compared to the other Indic Language
Wikipedias. I hope this report will help other Indic language
The PDF of detailed analysis is available at
Please let me know in case there are any issues.
January 15 is known as Wikipedia Day to Wikipedians. On this date in
the year 2001, the wiki-based Wikipedia project went public after
spending five days on Nupedia.
A Wikipedia Day celebration is being planned in Bangalore on Saturday
January 16, 2010.
* What: Wikipedia Day Bangalore — 16-Jan-2010
* When: Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
* Where: The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore
* Who: Wikipedians from any part of India or the world and anyone
who is interested in Wikipedia!
Meetup is open to members of all Wikimedia projects and Wikipedians
from all languages.All are welcome, and we are especially interested
in seeing newcomers to join the experienced Wikipedians/Wikimedians.
The Centre for Internet and Society
No. D2, 3rd Floor, Sheriff Chambers
14, Cunningham Road, Bangalore,
Karnataka 560052, India
Hari Prasad Nadig
http://hpnadig.net | http://twitter.com/hpnadig
When will the draft be ready? I have limited time to translate, if NOT I'll
get Rohitrrr, or MuntiPrasad to do it for me..
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