Indian Language wikipedia Statistics – 2011 September

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27 Responses to Indian Language wikipedia Statistics – 2011 September

  1. Naveen Francis says:

    Was waiting this one for long time :-)

  2. Newari Wikipedia has the same number of articles even after one month? Or, is there a flaw in the article count?

  3. Shiju Alex says:

    Even now Newari Wikipedia has only 69,827 articles. http://new.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Statistics

    Which means there is no active community there.

  4. Jnanaranjan says:

    Feeling nice to see those words for odia wiki. Thanks for the information.

  5. gyana111 says:

    feeling nice to see those words for Odia wiki and its and the members. Thank You for the Information

  6. Vssun says:

    Increase in mobile traffic is the most notable thing among this. Should focus on mobile from here and provide editing tools to mobile users at the earliest.

  7. Junaid says:

    Very informative analysis.

  8. Great work, Shiju. Keep it up.

  9. Irvin calicut says:

    nice work to sum up the statics shiju……..

  10. Natkeeran says:

    Interesting analysis as always. Literacy rate (by State), and Internet availability or penetration (by State) would be helpful in further understanding the situation. Sanskrit community is mostly an academic community, thus I am not surprised by their high involvement in Wikimedia projects, specially Wiki Sources.

    Malayam Wiki is by far doing things right. They should definitely share their experiences, best practices, and strategies. I would have expected Marathi and Bengali to do better. Marathi because of urbanized population and Bengali because of their language movement.

  11. Very nice analysis, Shiju. Thanks for the stats.

    One thing that always bothers me is the route some smaller languages take. For example, there are a few languages in your lists with 50k+ article count. But if you go to the edits per article, you’ll see less than 7 or so edits/article. That’s no surprise since these wikis are mostly written by bots using databases and scripts. Nepal bhasha and Bishnupriya Manipuri wiki have taken this approach. I understand the reason behind this …. there are only a few active editors (Sometimes just 1), and only a small amount of content available digitally / online, so the bot generated content is probably the only way to go for them. But I feel that the rush to increase article count will eventually harm these wikipedias in the long run.

  12. Nadeem says:

    Just for reference and comparison, English-related information could also have been added in the tables.

  13. thanks for this informative statistics.

  14. hrlv says:

    in Kannada wikipedia, the participation is less. unfortunately certain articles are left in attended for editing for a month or so. one article on jagijit sing is still unattended.

    i am not having sound knowledge. lots of support is needed for me. But I have the flair for work !

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  17. Shiju Alex says:

    //Literacy rate (by State), and Internet availability or penetration (by State) would be helpful in further understanding the situation. //

    Infact to analyze the situation better we need the Literacy rate and Internet availability information by language is needed. But unfortunately I found such a data is not available (at least not publicly available)

    //Sanskrit community is mostly an academic community, thus I am not surprised by their high involvement in Wikimedia projects, specially Wiki Sources. //

    yeah, there is much happening there (and will happen more in future)

    //Malayalam Wiki is by far doing things right. They should definitely share their experiences, best practices, and strategies. //

    In fact in the past I had done this couple of times. There is no secret strategy. Build community, build community, build community…. That is the only strategy. When we have good community new ideas will flow, new wiki projects will be initiated, and lot of out of the box things will happen.

    I would have expected Marathi and Bengali to do better. Marathi because of urbanized population and Bengali because of their language movement.

    I stayed in Pune for more than 3.5 years. In general I feel among urban Maharashtraians, Hindi is getting priority over Marathi. The presence of bollywood industry might be one of the reason for this. I have seen many things in similar lines. Adding to that is an earlier decision to use Devanagri script instead of Modi script. With that decision Marathi language lost its uniqueness in writing.

    Bengali is not picking up in India mainly because of the awareness issue, I guess.

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  19. thiagupillai says:

    Excellent !
    Thank you for the time consuming , intelligent work.

  20. thiagupillai says:

    yes, kindly request the wiki admin to provide mobile editor

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  22. Wow! What a nice article to see? So crisp and clear! You even motivated me to get back to Malayalam Wikipedia. Thanks much for all the good info, Shiju!

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  24. Thanks for your comprehensive statistics. Really a hard work done.

  25. Rajandran R says:

    Great Statistics. You work well appreciated

  26. Khaid Mahmood says:

    It is interesting to note that W.Punjabi Wikipedia (pnb.wikipedia.org) is not included.

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