Santali Wikipedia

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Santali Wikipedia
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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia
Available inSantali
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
URLsat.wikipedia.org
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedAugust 2, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-08-02)[1]
Content license
Creative Commons Attribution/
Share-Alike
3.0
(most text also dual-licensed under GFDL)
Media licensing varies

The Santali Wikipedia (Santali: ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ) is the Santali language version of Wikipedia, run by the Wikimedia Foundation. The site was launched on 2 August 2018.[1][2] Santali language's own alphabet, Ol Chiki, has been used as the alphabet of this Wikipedia.[1][3] Santali is a language in the Munda subfamily of Austroasiatic languages, spoken by around 7.4 million people in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Nepal).

History[edit]

The Santali Wikipedia was in incubator stage since September 2010.[4] The process of creating a Santali-language Wikipedia began in 2012 and, later on, picked up momentum in February 2017. [5] Back in 2012, Wikimedia Bangladesh organized a Wikipedia meetup and workshop with the Santali Language Community in Dinajpur District of Bangladesh with the goal of launching a Santali Language Wikipedia.[6] However, that process slowed after some time.[7]

Then in September 2017, Wikimedia Bangladesh organized another meeting with the Santali Language Community in a Dhaka Wikipedia meetup where a decision was made to expedite the launch of the Wikipedia. [5][8] Following that discussion, a workshop was organized in Dhaka by Wikimedia Bangladesh for the Santali-language community on 30 December 2017.[6] The Santali-language community from India also participated in that program through online discussion. Subsequently, another workshop was organized for the Santali-language community in Odisha, India, on 11 March 2018 in collaboration with the Odia Wikimedians User Group.

After months of work, the Wikimedia Language Committee approved the Santali-language Wikipedia on 28 June 2018 and the Santali Wikipedia site was finally launched on 2 August 2018. [6][8]

Users and editors[edit]

Santali Wikipedia statistics[9]
Number of user accounts Number of articles Number of files Number of administrators
7944 11166 0 3

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c উইকিপিডিয়ায় সাঁওতালি ভাষা. Bangla Tribune (in Bengali).
  2. ^ "Being a Wikipedian may be a thankless job, but they say it's addictive". The Business Standard. 19 September 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  3. ^ উইকিপিডিয়ায় সাঁওতালি ভাষা. Samakal (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 19 November 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ https://incubator.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wp/sat&oldid=449706
  5. ^ a b Tanvi, Patel (10 August 2018). "This Tribal Language Just Became India's First to Have Wikipedia Edition in Own Script!". The Better India.
  6. ^ a b c "Santhali becomes India's first tribal language to get own Wikipedia edition". Hindustan Times. 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ ক্ষুদ্রজাতির ভাষায় বিশ্বকোষ - কালের কণ্ঠ. Kaler Kantho (in Bengali). 15 February 2014.
  8. ^ a b Bhandari, Tannistha. নজির গড়ে উইকিপিডিয়ায় স্বীকৃতি পেল সাঁওতালি ভাষা. kolkata24x7.com (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ "List of Wikipedias". Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 26 April 2022.

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