Celtic Knot Conference 2020/Submissions/Sámi placenames on Wikidata

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Submission no. C13
Title
Sámi placenames on Wikidata
Author
Jon Harald Søby
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
jhsoby@wikimedia.no
Country of origin
Norway
Affiliation
Wikimedia Norge
Personal homepage or blog
https://wikimedia.no/
Abstract
I would like to talk about the newest part of Wikimedia Norge's project "Sámi Knowledge Online", which is adding all placenames in Sámi languages and the Kven language to Wikidata. The Norwegian Mapping Authority keeps an authorative list of placenames in Norway, including what language they're in. They have placenames in Norwegian, Northern Sámi, Lule Sámi, Southern Sámi, Skolt Sámi and Kven, and after matching their list with existing Wikidata items we will update those items to include the placenames in all applicable languages, and create new items for the places where no item exists yet. I will also give an update about Wikimedia Norge's Sámi project in general.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will learn about our methods for adding placenames to Wikidata, and the work going into bringing more Sámi knowledge online – and hopefully get some ideas or inspiration for projects they can do "back home".
Theme of session
Wikidata & collaboration with cultural institutions
Slides or further information (optional)
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  1. Salgo60 (talk) 08:03, 9 July 2020 (UTC)


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