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Wikimedia regions

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See also Movement Charter/Affiliates by Region.Wikimedia regions are areas of the world, dividing it into 7, 8 or 9 mutually exclusive regions for purpose of funding, representation, and management. There has been some change over time in these definitions. The most recent active definitions are at the top, and there is some duplication in these similar lists.

2022 Wikimedia Foundation regions

8 regions used by the Wikimedia Foundation as of 2022

As of 2022, the Wikimedia Foundation is organizing its activities around the following eight regions:

Eight regions


It has been proposed that Wikimedians from eight regions of the world should be represented on a Movement Charter drafting committee.

  • ESEAP: East and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region
  • SAARC: South Asia
  • MENA: Middle East and North Africa
  • Indaba: Africa, as per Wiki Indaba, an approximately annual conference
  • CEE and CA: Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Northern and Western Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • North America (sometimes including the Caribbean); see WikiConference North America

Funding regions

Wikimedia Foundation Funds regions

In June 2023, the funding regions of Wikimedia Foundation Funds were aligned with the eight regions of Wikimedia Foundation. The funding regions are:

Nine regions


Sometimes a ninth category appears, for Thematic Groups, which are not defined or linked mainly to a geography.

Here's in important example, from the representation process for Movement Charter drafting