Mon Wikimedians User Group

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Mon Wikimedians User Group
LocationMon State, Myanmar Icons-flag-mm.png
Country codeMMR
Legal statusvoluntary and non-profit organization
Founding date31 July 2022
Official language(s)မန် (Mon Language)
FacebookFacebook group




Mon Wikimedians User Group (ဂကောံညးလွပ်ဝဳကဳမဳဒဳယာမန်) is a group of Wikimedia users which has aims to gather all Mon language users on Wikimedia, and it is working on sharing all free knowledge for all humans in Mon language through Wikimedia projects. The Mon language is an Austroasiatic language spoken by the Mon people. The Mon language is recognized indigenous language in Burma (Myanmar) as well as a recognized indigenous language of Thailand. In 2007, Mon speakers were estimated to number between 800,000 and 1 million. In Burma, the majority of Mon speakers live in Southern Burma, especially Mon State, followed by Tanintharyi Region and Kayin State. The group is open to membership by all interested individuals.

Objectives[edit]

  • To gather all Mon language users on Wikimedia.
  • To work on sharing all free knowledge for all humans in Mon language.
  • To promote contribution of Wikimedia projects in Mon.
  • To engage and encourage more people to become contributors of the Wikimedia projects.

Activities[edit]

On Goings[edit]

Meetups (Edit-a-thons for Wikipedia and Wiktionary)
Our meetups aim to share local and universal knowledge in Mon language by way of all kinds of free documents, to promote the use of Mon Wikipedia by encouraging its edition and reading and to increase the number and quality of articles on Mon Wikipedia.

We are working on the collection of Mon vocabularies from old and new documents and creating Mon new terms which are needed in writing new articles and translating articles from other languages mostly from English Wikipedia to Mon Wikipedia. The collected Mon vocabularies and lexemes contribute in Mon Wiktionary.

Edit-a-thons for Wikipedia
Activities Time Place Mean trainers Recording
Edit-a-thon 11 March 2023 12:30pm - 02:30pm (UTC) (07:00pm-09:00pm Rangoon) Online, Zoom Htaw Monzel Recording
Edit-a-thon 25 March 2023 12:30pm - 02:30pm (UTC) (07:00pm-09:00pm Rangoon) Online, Zoom Aue Nai
Edit-a-thon 20 May 2023 12:30pm - 02:30pm (UTC) (07:00pm-09:00pm Rangoon) Online, Zoom Htaw Monzel
Edit-a-thon 17 June 2023 12:30pm - 02:30pm (UTC) (07:00pm-09:00pm Rangoon) Online, Zoom Manoing Rot
Edit-a-thon 15 July 2023 12:30pm - 02:30pm (UTC) (07:00pm-09:00pm Rangoon) Online, Zoom Aue Nai


Public meeting about Wikipedia at Middle and High Schools (Mon National School)
Activities Time Place Members Other
Public meeting June (Date coming soon) Mon National Middle School Koh Wan Village, Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting June (Date coming soon) Mon National Middle School Kamarwet, Mudon Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting June (Date coming soon) Mon National Middle School Taungpa, Mudon Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting June (Date coming soon) Mon National Middle School Panga, Thanpyuzayat Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting June (Date coming soon) Mon National Middle School Panga, Thanpyuzayat Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting July (Date coming soon) Mon National High School Ain Din, Ye Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting July (Date coming soon) Mon National Middle School Dura, Ye Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting July (Date coming soon) Mon National Middle School Lamaing, Ye Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting July (Date coming soon) Mon National High School Nyi Sar,Ye Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting July (Date coming soon) Mon National High School Weng Sa Paw, Kyainseikgyi Township, Karen State coming soon coming soon
Public meeting July (Date coming soon) Mon National College, Ye Township, Mon State coming soon coming soon

Future Plans[edit]

We are planning to run article writing contests to encourage Mon language users creating more articles with higher quality.

We have also a plan to collaborate with Mon National Education Committee (MNEC) which currently consists of 134 Mon National Schools in Mon area and it is the educational institution which use Mon language as one of the mediums of instruction to use Wikipedia in classrooms.

History[edit]

on 31 July 2022 Mon Wikimedians had a Zoom meeting and the meeting decided to set op a Mon Wikimedians User Group and apply for an official Wikimedia User Group on the Wikimedia Foundation.

Contact information[edit]

Name Username email
Bee Htaw Monzel Htawmonzel(talk) htawmonzel@gmail.com
Aue Nai Aue Nai(talk) saveumon@gmail.com
Mehm Khantoy Mehm Khantoy(talk) khantoy13@gmail.com

Interested in participating[edit]

We welcome anyone who is interested in contributing in Mon on Wikimedia projects. Currently, we are working on Mon Wikipedia and Mon Wiktionary.

Members[edit]

The members who were manually signed in at the meeting on 31 July 2022.

Please sign here below and we will reach out to you. Or you can contact Bee Htaw Monzel(talk) and Aue Nai(talk). Also, any discussion with us are welcome here!

To sign your name, please type 4 tildes (~), like this: ~~~~ below. It will automatically generate your signature and time stamp.

You are also welcome to join us in our Facebook Group her.

Events[edit]

Group's meeting on 15 Jan. 2023.png

Zoom meeting on 15 Jan. 2023 at 07:00pm (Rangoon Time), making a project plan. Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting Record;

Participants;

  1. Nai Sunthorn
  2. Htaw Monzel
  3. Aue Nai
  4. Banyar Hangar
  5. Manoing Rot
  6. Mon Saw Noal

Discussion;

  • Planning for 5 Edit-a-thons which will be hold between March - July 2023.
  • Choosing the places and dates of public meeting which will be hold at Mon National Schools.
  • The coming Group's meeting is on 12 February 2023 at 07:00pm (Rangoon Time).