Name Wikipedia
Reference List of Wikipedia's

Need to Act?

Each language is a mother tongue.

Each child and each learner is entitled to (learning) content in its mother tongue.

To close the online content gap, each language needs a community of local online content producers and an online encyclopedia.

For many of the languages that face an online content gap, the estimated number of speakers is indicated.

Other languages that don't meet the Wikipedia-Manx Benchmark, are classified as emerging, and their level is indicated (0, 1, or 2).

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

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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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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)

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

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



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