Tell us about Tajik Wikipedia
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Tajik Wikipedia 
Tajik Wikipedia is considered as the largest Wikipedia among -stan countries in Central Asia and has 8,780 articles. It is one of the few largest sites in Tajik language available on the Internet.
- Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
- Between 1 and 5.
- Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
- Many contributors are native speakers, some are speakers of Iranian Persian, and some are non-native speakers, or people with little grasp of the language. These latter mostly help with formatting.
- There are contributors from Persian Wikipedia who are interested to contribute to Tajik Wikipedia but they are unable to use the Cyrillic alphabet.
- Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
- Tajikistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other countries.
- It is expected that there will be contributors from Afghanistan in future (Afghanistan hasn't got many internet users yet).
- How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
- Ibrahim Rustamuv has attended in wikimania2007.
Other Wikipedias 
- Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
- Not really, we have some contact with some users from the (Afghan and Iranian) Persian Wikipedia, but often Tajik is derogatively considered a "just a dialect" by Iranian users.
- Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
- When translating, normally from English, Russian and Persian (Afghan and Iranian).
Organisation and support 
- Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
- There is no Wikimedia chapter in Tajikistan.
- Are there work groups in other organisations about Wikipedia?
Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community 
- Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?
- There is a Terminology Committee, see www.termcom.tj
- Who (else) supports you?
- Thanks to Global Connections and Exchange Program which is coordinated by Relief International Schools Online many schools where Internet Learning Centers were opened helped Tajik Wikipedia to grow
Our contributors 
- What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
- Do you get feedback from readers?
- Not really, but we have been mentioned in prominent news publications, e.g. en:RFE/RL (see Сомонаҳои интернетии козиб and Тоҷикон дар Википедия)
- What other encyclopaedias exist in your language?
- Tajik Soviet Encyclopaedia (Энсиклопедияи советии тоҷик)
- Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
- Many articles have to do with Tajikistan, especially literature, geography, biology and zoology
- Most of the entries haven't got enough description for a prestigious encyclopedia but we haven't had a comparison with other encyclopedias in Tajik yet.
- Dictation and grammar errors can be found in the articles. It must be because:
- Education of Tajik in Tajikistan
- Some contributors are not native speakers or not living in Tajikistan.
- Not having Tajik standard keyboard
- Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopaedias?
- No, the Tajik Soviet Encyclopaedia is still in copyright. Although we are looking forward to it becoming public domain at some point!
- Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
- Yes, there is an authoritative dictionary, but it was published in the 1960s.
- How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
- There is a policy adopted from the English Wikipedia. Usually, different varieties are put in lead (see e.g. tg:Деҳа and tg:Энсиклопедия)
- We try to include all varieties in common use.
See also 
- Main/Front page of your Wikipedia: http://tg.wikipedia.org