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Kwara State University Wikimedia Fan Club/International Mother Language Day 2024

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The observance of International Mother Language Day annually commemorates the rich tapestry of native languages worldwide, fostering the promotion of national identity and linguistic diversity on a global scale. This significant event is traditionally held on the 21st of February each year, serving as a poignant reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating our linguistic heritage.

Details of Event


This event will take the form of a month long campaign where editors constituting secondary school and university students, educators, librarians and indigenous language speakers will participate in edit events that promote linguistic and cultural diversity. This is to encourage participants to disseminate the knowledge and information regarding their mother language. Not only this, the event will enhance the participant's promotion of their linguistic identities by creating Wikipedia contents on their linguistic heritages and their oral literary practices. More specifically, participant's will contribute new articles on the Yoruba Wikipedia by documenting their oral literary practices, and cultural aesthetics to promote the Yoruba language visibility. The contributions of participant's include the promotion of the national policies and practices as regards the Yoruba, Barbara, Fulfude and Batonu languages and cultures, including the various linguistic Institutions to promote the learning and knowledge of these languages.



The stakeholders for the campaign include students, educators and Librarians in Kwara State. This event is a collaboration among the Kwara State Wikimedia Fan Club, National Library, Kwara State Branch, the Educators-- Principals of selected secondary schools in Kwara State, Ilorin Metropolis specifically; and indigenous language experts-- Yoruba, Nupe, Fufulde and Barba.

Project Team


The project organising team constitute the Staff Adviser of the Wikimedia Fan Club and the executive members of the Kwara State University Wikimedia Fan Club club. A list of the project team in relation their roles is highlighted as follows:

Staff Adviser: Mariam Titilope Olugbodi #Margob28 (talk)

Implementation Team

1. Fawaz Adebayo Ajani:

2. Adeleke David Adedotun: #Kingsman0000

3. Abolarin Victoria: #Torian33

4. Eyitomilope Akingbenle: #Tomzzz4002

5. Obayemi Boluwatife: Obapeace



To participate, please, sign up below and join the outreach dashboard [1] to track your contributions.

To add your name, edit this section and type 'Holuwahpelumi2003 below without quotes.

  1. Margob28 (talk)
  2. Kingsman0000
  3. Danotech (talk) 11:05, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Royalesignature (talk)
  5. Torian33
  6. Tomzzz4002
  7. Obapeace
  8. Mamman AA (talk) 05:09, 19 February 2024 (UTC
  9. Burour
  10. Amamaade
  11. Atibrarian (talk)
  12. Folaola24
  13. ABORISADEADETONA (talk) 22:03, 2 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

List of Topics


The list of topics related to the four indigenous languages under consideration in this project are presented on the table below:

List of Topics
S/N Language Topic No. of Articles
1 Baruba i. Baruba Alphabets ( to be added to the existing article 3 which link is provided in the table below)

ii. Bariba Yinnou

iii. Yarou Diguidirou

iv. têkê

v. Mungo Park Monument

vi. Dankuwa

2 Nupe i. Nupe Alphabets (to be added to the existing article 3 which link is provided in the table below)

ii. Ekan Dagba (Etsu Nupe's Palace)

iii. Tsoede Bronze

iv. Tsakan

v. Angale dance

vi. Igunnuko Festival

vii. Greeting in the Nupe Culture

3 Fulfude i. Fulfude Language

ii. Garau-garau

4 Yoruba i. Ohoro of Shao Kingdom

ii. Wole Oke

iii. Remilekun Mariam Kasali

iv. David Olali

v. Ofo (Incantation)

vi. Akoto Ede Yoruba

vii. Baryfest

viii. Ewi (Chant)

Below are links to already existing Wikipedia articles to be updated and improved:

Articles to Improve
S/N Links to Articles
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsekiri_language
2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruboid_languages
3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bariba_language
4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nupe_language
5 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsoede
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikki,_Benin
7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgu
8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bussa,_Nigeria
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurma_people
10 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A9hunco
11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bariba_people
12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonsoro
13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendi_people
14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaya,_Niger
15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gbara
16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kainji_languages
17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuwon_masara
18. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyan_taushe
19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_wake
20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilishi