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Clean up in Hausa Wiktionary for words standardization
proposed start date2023-04-25
proposed end date2023-04-01
budget (local currency)1520000 NGN
budget (USD)3435.2 USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• User:Abubakr1111
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

User:Salisu Adamu User:Anasskoko User:Musa Vacho77 User:Sadauki11



Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Hausa Wikimedians user group

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Clean up in Hausa Wiktionary for words standardization

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

This project is all about completing of Hausa Wiktionary words created by inexperience editors. In Hausa Wiktionary there are many words that are created particially and their explanation is not properly elaborated,some were created in plurals,some words were created in English some in Arabic language, some were created in small letters,some words are hooked letters but written with plain letters and without hooked letters the word is entirely another different meaning. some are without references, link and sections.This project will solve all this errors in Hausa Wiktionary by correcting those words whose meaning is not completed, correcting those in plurals those that are created in English and in Arabic language, correcting those word that are Hooked but written in plain letters and to provide references, link and sections to those words that do not have it so that to have conceptual words in their standard format, words with full meaning in Hausa Wiktionary. It's very important because this project will lead to have words in Hausa Wikitionary that are perfectly created in standard formats. As an admin,the reason for this changes is to have words in Hausa Wiktionary that have a complete meaning so that new and existing editors will be adopted on this system and this will lead to stop the creation of meaningless words in Hausa Wiktionary. Example of the incompleted words:https:https://ha.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Special:AllPages&from=Tsuntsu https://ha.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Special:AllPages&from=dagi https://ha.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Special:AllPages&from=karo https://ha.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Special:AllPages&from=%C6%98ulli

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

The main approach and strategies we have in achieving this changes is to clean up all Hausa Wiktionary words that are not completed, to complete words whose meaning is incompleted, to correct words that are created in plurals, English and in Arabic language, correct words that are Hooked but written in plain letters and to provided a references, link and sections to the word that do not have it and also to create 100 new words in Hausa Wiktionary in standard format so that newbies and inexperience editors will understand how the process of creating a word is and in this way such mistakes will be avoided. Also we will upload 200 audio files in Wikimedia commons,the audios will be created purposely for the Hooked letters differences. Because whenever there is a Hooked letter in a word the pronunciation varies, so we will upload audio files to have Hooked letters pronunciation. And this will enable Wiktionarians the ability to upload audio files themselves or track audio files were necessary in Wikimedia commons, also to be able to create words with audio files directly whenever they intend to create words.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

There are seven kind of activities we are planning to carry to ensure we achieve this goal in Hausa Wiktionary, and are as follow:- 1-Training new and existing editors how to creat words in Hausa Wiktionary in standard format. 2- Awareness to Hausa Wiktionary contributors to know what Wiktionary is what is not,to know more about Wiktionary guidelines, policies and entry layout. 3- Training new and existing editors how to create words with Hooked letters. 4- Training users how use Hausa keyboard to create a Hooked letter. 5- Training users how to upload audio files in Wikimedia commons and how to link the audio files in Wiktionary, so that words will be always created with audio files. 6-Train users how to moved pages so that words that are created starting with small letters will be moved to capital letters 7- There will be contest to award participants with the highest contributions

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Other (please specify)

Clean up in Hausa Wiktionary for words standardization
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

This project will be mobilized organized by me an Admin, and facilitated by the following team members User:Salisu Adamu User:Anasskoko User:Musa Vacho77 User:Sadauki11

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.


6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

The project will help in the development of the Hausa language by providing comprehensive Hausa vocabulary that can help those who do not speak Hausa to learn it easily.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.


8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

The target are Hausa community. We will informed them through Hausa Wiktionary discussion page and our social media groups. We will also follow up with participants after the activities via our social media groups.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will abided by UCOC and friendly space policy of wikipedia foundation

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

We will inform our community about the planned activity through Hausa Wiktionary discussion page and our social media groups.

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

- We wanted to learn how good editors will be in creating meaningful and standard words.

  • How editors are good in correcting errors in Wiktionary to a standard grammer.
16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 35 participants will be engaged 35
Number of editors 30 participants will be contributing 30
Number of organizers Five organizers 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wiktionary One hundred words 100
Wikimedia Commons Two hundred audio files 200
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

100 words will be created in Hausa Wiktionary and to improved the existing words in Hausa Wiktionary to be meaningful and standardized 200 audio files will be uploaded in Wikimedia commons and will be link in Hausa Wiktionary

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

We will use WMF Hashtags to track users contributions (Number of words created and improved)

Glamorous Tool to track number of audio uploaded/used in Wiktionary

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

1520000 NGN

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

3435.2 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.


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