Today I am sharing the experience of the Nepali Wiki community.
As part of my discussion with Indic language Wikipedians I spoke with
Nepali wikipedians also (Rajesh pandey, Bhawani Gautham, and Saroj Dhakal).
You know all of them since they are active in India list also. Please read
their experiences with the Nepali Wiki projects here.
Nepali with more than 16 million speakers world wide, has more than 3
million speakers in India. Nepali is one of the 22 scheduled languages of
india. The speakers of Nepali are distributed across India, even though a
more concentration of speakers of Nepali language is in North Eastern
From the English Wikipedia article about Nepali
In India, there are a large number of Nepali-speaking people. There are an
estimated 500,000 Nepali speakers in Sikkim (where Nepali is the official
state language.) In Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal,
there are about 1,400,000 Nepali speakers. In North-East India (states of
Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal
Pradesh), there are several million Nepali speakers. A considerable number
of Nepali-speaking people are also present in many Indian cities such as
Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
At the recently concluded WikiConference a Nepali Wikipedian, Saroj Dhakal,
gave us a wonderful overview of Nepali Wikiprojects. I just noticed that
most of the active contributors of Nepali wikipedia are staying in India.
Kindly read the experience of Nepali Wikipedians at
Inviting your comments on the talk page.