Wikimedia regions

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See also Movement Charter/Affiliates by Region.Wikimedia regions are approximate split of the world into 7, 8 or 9 mutually exclusive regions for purpose of exact representation and management. The lists below are ordered geographically, from East to West.

Eight regions[edit]

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

2022 Wikimedia Foundation regions[edit]

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:

Seven regions[edit]

A different definition of SEVEN regions is here: Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund. They are:

  • Middle East and Africa (merge of MENA & Indaba)
  • CEE and Central Asia
  • Northern and Western Europe
  • Latin America and The Caribbean
  • United States and Canada

Nine regions[edit]

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