[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Indigenous Languages

JP Béland lebo.beland at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 22:25:04 UTC 2012

Good day,

I'm pleased to announce you the creation of Wikimedia Indigenous Languages
(WIL). WIL is the coordinating body for the promotion and development of
indigenous on Wikimedia projects.

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Indigenous_Languages (or just
search WIL on Meta)

Wikimedia Indigenous Languages' vision is to see the sum of the knowledge
available to everybody in their own languages and to share the knowledge of
those languages themselves. It will achieve that by:

- Reaching indigenous languages speakers for the development of Wikimedia
projects in their language
- Establishing working cooperation with outside organizations involved in
the promotion of indigenous languages
- Creating and expanding Wikimedia projects in all indigenous languages

Wikimedia Indigenous Languages' role is to support and encourage the
efforts of specific projects to develop Wikimedia projects in small and
endangered languages. It will serve as an international body to collect and
share best practices, lessons learned and methodology to develop small
languages Wikimedia projects and preserve endangered languages. It will
also offer support to people interested in developing initiatives and new
projects. It will also become the point of contact to set up cooperation
with other organizations working towards the same goals and will also
actively seek such cooperation opportunities.

Anybody or any group who is interested in this project or any projects with
indigenous languages are welcome to join Wikimedia Indigenous Languages.
For questions or further discussion, come on the talk page, and a dedicated
mailing list to discuss languages-related issue and initiatives will soon
be crated.

JP Béland
(alias Amqui)

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