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Baseline

Languages in Baseline pass the Wikipedia-Manx Benchmark which stands currently at 3734 articles for the language.

A Afrikaans(4) Albanian(4) Alemani(3) Amharic(3) Arabic(5) Aragonese(4) Armenian(4) Aromanian(4) Asturian(4) Azerbaijani(4) B Basque(4) Belarusian(4) Belarusian(Taraskievica(4) Bengali(4) Bikol(3) Bosnian(4) Breton(4) Buginese(3) Bulgarian(5) Burmese(3) C Catalan; Valencian(5) Cebuano(4) Chinese(5) Chuvash(4) Classical Newari; Classical Nepal Basha(4) Corsican(3) Croatian(4) Czech(5) D Danish(5) Dutch; Flemish(5) E English (6) Esperanto(5) Estonian(4) F Faroese(3) Farsi, Persian (5) Finnish(5) French(6) G Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic(3/4) Galician(4) Gan(3) Georgian(4) German (6) Gilaki(3) Greek(4) Gujarati(4) H Haitian; Haitian Creole(4) Hebrew(5) Hindi(4) Hungarian(5) I Icelandic(4) Ido(4) Indonesian(5) Interlingue(3) Irish(4) Italian(5) J Japanese(5) Javanese(4) K Kannada(4) Kazakh(3) Korean(5) Kurdish(4) L Latin(4) Latvian(4) Limburgan(3) Lithuanian(5) Low German (Low Saxon)(4) Letzeburgesch(4) M Macedonian(4) Malagasy(3) Malay(5) Malayalam(4) Manipuri, Bishnupriya Manipuri(4) Manx(3) Maori(3) Marathi(4) Masri; Egyptian Arabic(3) Mongolian(3) N Nahuatl(3) Neapolitan(4) Nepali(4) Norwegian Bokmal(5) Norwegian Nynorsk(4) O Ossetian(3) P Pampangan(3) Panjabi(4) Polish(5) Portuguese(5) Q Quechua(4) R Romanian(5) Russian(5) S Samogitian(4) Sanskrit(3) Scots(3) Serbian(5) Serbo-Croatian(4) Sicilian(4) Sinhala; Sinhalese(3) Slovak(5) Slovenian(5) Southern Min (Min Nan)(3/4) Spanish(5) Sundanese(4) Swahili(4) Swedish(5) T Tagalog(4) Tajik(3/4) Tamil(4) Tatar(3) Telugu(4) Thai(4) Turkish(5) Turkmen(3) U Ukrainian(5) Upper Sorbian(3) Urdu(4) Uzbek(3) V Vietnamese(5) Volapuk(5) W Walloon(4) Waray(5) Welsh(4) X Y Yakut(3) Yiddish(3/4) Yoruba(4) Yue (Cantonese)(4) Z

Description

For details, see: list of wikipedias.

An online encyclopedia for any language comes close to ''educational content'' that is "Mutually Exclusive and Collectively Exhaustive" or MECE1. An online encyclopedia is therefore a recommended channel for providing educational content.

By creating an online encyclopedia for a developing country language, the partnership addresses the constraint lack of educational resources in the native language, in a manner that is rather insensitive to the very severe financing gaps constraint that each and every developing country faces.

Considering articles 172 and 43 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, such initiatives are in line with prevailing international agreements.

Availability

Internet, with a range of access channels, ranging from mobile devices, to desktops at telekiosks or internet cafes.

In the below lists, these levels are used (February 2011):

  • 6: 1000000+ articles
  • 5: 100000+ articles
  • 4: 10000+ articles
  • 3: 3734+ articles4 = the Wikipedia-Manx Benchmark
  • 2: 1000+ articles
  • 1: 33+ articles
  • 0: less than 20 articles
  • -: < 100 articles (or not set yet, in that case the url is that of the wikipedia page of the language), the estimated number of speakers is provided between brackets.

Blueprint

The blueprint has a wikipedia of about 3700 articles for most of the languages listed below.
For the languages for which there is no wikipedia yet, the estimated number of speakers is indicated.
Other languages that don't meet the Wikipedia-Manx Benchmark, are classified as emerging wikipedia, and their level is indicated (0, 1, or 2).

Especially for languages with 100,000 or more speakers, a wikipedia initiative that targets about 3700 basic articles for the language is most desirable, among others for educational reasons.

No Wikipedia Yet

Each language link refers to the wikipedia page on the language, which includes the names of the countries where the language is spoken.

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B

C

Creoles and pidgins (English based):

Creoles and pidgins (French based):

Creoles and pidgins (Portuguese based):

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Emerging Wikipedia’s

A Abkhazian(1) Achinese(2) Akan(1) Assamese(1) Assyrian Neo-Aramaic(2) Avaric(1) Aymara(2) B Bambara(1) Banjar(2) Banyumasan(2) Bashkir(2) Bihari(2) Bikol(2) Bislama(1) Buriat(1) C Chamorro(1) Chavacano de Zamboanga(2) Chechen(2) Cherokee(1) Cheyenne(1) Chichewa(1) Choctaw(0) Cornish(2) Cree(1) Creek; Muscogee(0) Crimean Tatar; Crimean Turkish(2) D Divehi; Maldivian(2) Dzongka(1) E Emiliano-Romagnolo(2) Erzya(2) Ewe(1) F Fiji Hindi(2) Fijian(1) Friulian(2) Fulah; Peul(1) G Ganda; Luganda(1) Gothic(1) Guarani(2) H Hakka(2) Hausa(1) Hawaiian(2) Herero(0) Hiri Motu(0) I Igbo(1) Iloko(2) Inuktitut(1) Inupiaq(1) J K Kabyle(1/2) Kalaallisut; Greenlandic(2) Kalmyk; Oirat(2) Kanuri(0) Karachay-Balkar(2) Kara-Kalpak(1) Kashmiri(1) Kashubian(2) Khmer(2) Kikuyu; Gikuyu(1) Kinyarwanda(2) Komi(2) Kongo(1) Kuanyama(0) Kyrgyz(2) L Ladino(2) Lao(1) Ligurian(2) Lingala(2) Lojban(2) Lower Sorbain(1) M Maltese(2) Mari(2) Marshallese(0) Min Dong; Eastern Min(1) Mirandese(1) Moksha (1) Moldavian(1) N Nauru(1) Navajo(2) Ndonga(0) Northern Sami(2) O Oriya(1) Oromo(1) P Pali(2) Pangasinan(2) Papiamento(2) Punjabi(2) Pushto(2) Q R Raeto-Romance(2) Romany(1) Rundi; Kirundi(1) S Samoan(1) Sango(1) Sardinian(2) Shona(1) Sichuan Yi(0) Sindhi(1) Somali(2) Sorani(2) Sotho southern(1) Sranan Togo(1/2) Swati(1) Syriac(-) T Tahitian(1/2) Tetum(1) Tibetan(2) Tigrinya(1) Tok Pisin(1/2) Tonga (Tonga Islands) (2) Tsonga(1) Tswana(1) Tumbuka(1) Twi(1) U Udmurt(2) Uighur(2) V Venda(1) W Wolof(2) Wu(2) X Xhosa(1) Y Z Kirdki; Kirmanjki; Zazaki(2) Zhuang; Chuang(1) Zulu(1)


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