[Foundation-l] happy birthday, Wikipedias

Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Thu May 12 17:52:10 UTC 2011

On 5/10/2011 4:13 PM, ext phoebe ayers wrote:
> Tomorrow (May 11) is another anniversary date: it's been 10 years
> since the first group of non-English Wikipedias came online.

Joan and Анатолій have mentioned this already but here goes a bit more 

The first non-English Wikipedia created was the German on March 16, 2001

The first edit on a non-English Wikipedia was at 21:07 UTC, March 16, 
2001, made to the Catalan Main Page. The first contribution in a 
non-English article dates from March 17 at 01:41 UTC in the article 


fwiw I learned all this back in March when the Catalan Wikipedia was 
celebrating the 10th anniversary with a big banner in all 
ca.wikipedia.org pages.

Quim (son of German mother and Catalan father, based in USA)  ;)

On 5/11/2011 4:34 AM, ext Анатолій Гончаров wrote:
 > German and Catalan wikis was created on March 2001
 > 2011/5/11<foundation-l-request at lists.wikimedia.org>
 >> Happy birthday.
 >>   If you read carefully the mail you are pointing to there it says:
 >> "Toan and I added 9 new other-language wikis to the mix."
 >> But in the list there are 11 languages.
 >> The difference is because it was not the first group of non-English
 >> Wikipedias coming online.

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