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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Inclusion of Nigerian major languages in Hausa Wiktionary (ID: 21984844)

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statusNot funded
Inclusion of Nigerian major languages in Hausa Wiktionary
proposed start date2023-02-01
proposed end date2023-03-29
budget (local currency)1270000 NGN
budget (USD)2900.74 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:Iwula Lucy User:Anasskoko User:James More200 User:Ahmad S Fulani



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.

Inclusion of Nigerian major languages in Hausa Wiktionary

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 including Nigerian major languages in Hausa Wikitionary. In Nigeria,there are three major languages, Hausa/Fulani,Igbo and Yoruba. These major languages ​​interact with each other and live in the same community,especially in the urban areas of Nigeria. They even Speak each other's languages ​​because of their interactions with each other. This project aims to include meaning and pronounciation of Fulani,Igbo and Yoruba words under a section in every word created in Hausa Wiktionary, so as to help learners understand similar words in different languages with their pronunciation, like the way English Wiktionary contains the world's major languages. Including of these languages ​​together will improve Hausa Wikitionary in a way that learners understand Hausa language very well in comparison to other main languages,and give their contributions. Hausa and non Hausa speakers will also be able to learn Fulani,Igbo and Yoruba languages ​​as well. Pronunciation of words will also be very helpful in achieving of this impact,because being able to pronounce words properly is very helpful in learning a language. That's why we will also provide pronunciation of word in every section that contain the Fulani,Igbo and Yoruba language words we created. Including of these languages ​​is important because it will help to increase the number of contributors so that it will not be only Hausas who can contribute in Hausa Wikitionary.

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 create 200 words in Hausa Wikitionary each with inclusion of Fulani,Igbo and Yoruba languages words under a section and to improve 500 existing Words to have Fulani,Igbo and Yoruba languages words under a section as well. We will upload 1500 audio files in Wikimedia Commons(500 Fulani words pronunciations, 500 Igbo words pronunciations and 500 Yoruba words pronunciations) with the help of User:Anasskoko as fascillitor so that to have pronunciation of the Fulani, Igbo and Yoruba words in Wikimedia Commons then will link the 1500 audio files in Hausa Wikitionary.

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

The following are the activities we will be doing as part of our strategic plans

  • we will train users how to created words with inclusion of Fulani,Igbo and Yorubo words under a section
  • we will train users how to upload audio files in Wikipedia commons
  • And how to link the files in Wiktionary
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)

Inclusion of Nigerian major languages in Hausa Wiktionary
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

This project will be mobilized organized me an Admin, and facilitated by the following team members: User:Iwula Lucy User:Anasskoko User:James More200 User:Ahmad S Fulani

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.

This project will develop Hausa wiktionary by inclusion of words meaning and pronounciation in Nigerian major languages, and to make learners more proficient in other languages. And to have availability of more contributors.

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

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 already have a group of WhatsApp and Telegram. Will follow up with the 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 the community about the planned activities 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.

Improve User Experience, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

What we want to learn is to hopefully make editors creating words in Hausa Wiktionary that consists meaning, translation and pronounciation in these major languages. And to build memontum in retaining such contributors in Hausa Wiktionary.

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 Two hundred words 200
Wikimedia Commons One thousand five hundred audio files 1500
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

200 new words will be created and 500 words will be improved by inclusion of Fulani,Igbo and Yoruba words under a section in Wiktionary. While 1500 audio files will be uploaded in Wikipedia commons (500 Fulani words, 500 Igbo words and 500 Yoruba words pronunciations) and also will be linked 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.
  • WMF Hashtags to tag users contribution (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.

1270000 NGN

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

2900.74 USD

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


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