[Foundation-l] 1.3 billion of humans don't have Wikipedia in their native language

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Sun May 22 14:57:07 UTC 2011

On Sun, 22 May 2011 14:08:14 +0200, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com>
> On 05/22/2011 01:22 PM, Denny Vrandecic wrote:
>> Can you also provide at least a rough estimate of the number of humans
>> who don't have Wikipedia in any language they speak reasonably well
>> (understanding very well that this is a hard problem of definition)?
> I would say that the number humans without Wikipedia in any language
> they speak is below "statistical error": 2% of 7 billions is 140
> millions and I don't think that there are more than let's say, 50

Are there any data available on the literacy? I guess illiterate people
can hardlu use Wikipedia, and the number of literate speakers of some of
these languages can well be below the million.


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