On 7/26/2010 11:50 PM, Achal Prabhala wrote:
Following on from Ian's post, I thought I'd
list the existing
Wikipedias in South African languages - as they exist (excluding
English). I was wondering if it might be worth finding out who the
editors behind some of these pages are - while some of the SA language
Wikipedias host very few articles, clearly there is someone behind
them and someone who took the trouble to create them and start initial
pages. From my understanding, the group of people on this list - as it
stands - does not include any non-English/Afrikaans editors as yet,
and so it would be worth our while to contact the people behind these
pages and find out how we can help them grow:
Afrikiaans: 15704 articles (http://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuisblad
I'm not sure
if I can do better than the active editors in identifying
relevant users in Afrikaans.
appears to be a user fluent
in Swati, and has contributed substantial information to articles.
He/she appears to have email set up, by contacting them at
Tsonga: 173 articles (http://ts.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlukankulu
<http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/User:Thuvack/Quote_Thuvack> is a page
all about a user (and administrator) who has contributed greatly to the
<http://ve.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Ralinala> appears to
have done a great deal of the content. They haven't contributed since
2007, however, and have no email address set up. Other content has been
done by an IP address.
<http://zu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Smzuma> added a
bunch of information on May 31, 2010.
Both accounts have email addresses enabled
that the content has been created by non-speakers (who have
received translation help) and IP addresses.
<http://tn.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tefo> created a lot of content until
2007. Does not have email enabled.
some information in 2009. Has email enabled.
The content on
Sotho has been created by non-speakers and IP addresses.
Any help that anyone can provide in this regard is much appreciated.
I'm also copying Cary Bass from the Wikimedia Foundation who widely
interacts with editors and other volunteers - Cary, if you can
recommend Wikipedians we can get in touch with regarding the languages
listed above, that would be great. (You will probably have to
subscribe to this list to post to it, and it would be good to have you
on here anyway).