Wolof reaches 1000 Wikipedia articles

A sixth African-language Wikipedia has reached the 1000 article milestone, with Wolof now sitting at 1068 articles. Two other African languages, Somali and Kabye, are also closing in on the milestone, both having moved quite quickly into the 800’s, passing the relatively stagnant Igbo and Kikongo. African Language Wikipedias Language 1/1/2007 3/8/2009 30/5/2010 Swahili 2980… Continue reading Wolof reaches 1000 Wikipedia articles

Swahili Wikipedia now the largest African-language Wikipedia

The Swahili Wikipedia has just passed the Afrikaans Wikipedia to become the largest African-language Wikipedia by number of articles. African Language Wikipedias – number of articles Language 1/1/2007 16/12/2008 3/8/2009 Swahili 2980 7807 12631 Afrikaans 6149 11285 12568 Yoruba 517 6246 6261 Amharic 742 3251 3333 Lingala 292 1074 1148 Full list of Wikipedias So… Continue reading Swahili Wikipedia now the largest African-language Wikipedia

A Wikipedia ban and the wisdom of a 5-year old

I’m sure many people enjoyed an outrageous weekend. Going to a strip club, drinking too much, behaving outrageously and then getting banned from ever returning. That sort of thing. My version involved almost getting banned from Wikipedia. Technically I’d broken a fundamental Wikipedia rule, reverting an article three times. Since I’m absolutely passionate about the… Continue reading A Wikipedia ban and the wisdom of a 5-year old

The state of Wikimedia projects in South African and Africa – Dec 2008

I took a look at the South African language Wikimedia projects again today, to see whether there’s been much progress since May. Wikipedia – number of articles Language 1/10/2007 10/11/2007 9/12/2007 1/5/2008 16/12/2008 Afrikaans 8374 8608 8731 9679 11 285 Zulu 107 109 121 141 182 Tsonga 10 16 37 71 150 Swati 56 66… Continue reading The state of Wikimedia projects in South African and Africa – Dec 2008