Venda Wikipedia progress

While researching the latest figures for my Wikimedia presentation at *Camp, I was extremely pleased to discover that the Venda Wikipedia had reached 100 articles.

Perhaps it’s not yet enough to be ready for a printed version distributed to schools, but there’s been good progress. Compared to the other South African languages, some spoken by many more people, Venda is doing well.

By my reckoning, the 100th article was Giyani (which is appropriate for a milestone like this – who can forget the famous Johnny Clegg song).

Here are the stats for the South African language Wikipedias, as of Sunday:

Language 1st October 10 November 9 December
Afrikaans 8374 8608 8731
Zulu 107 109 121
Venda 43 80 101
Xhosa 66 80 88
Swati 56 66 76
Sotho 43 44 43
Tswana 40 41 43
Tsonga 10 16 37
Northern Sotho 0 0 0
Ndebele 0 0 0

Also, the Wiktionary stats:

Language 9 December
Afrikaans 9312
Sotho 1381
Tsonga 166
Zulu 102
Swati 31
Xhosa 11

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