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Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group

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Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group

Location of Myanmar
LocationMyanmar
Country codeMMR
Legal statusvoluntary and non-profit organization
Approval dateJanuary 23, 2020
Main officeYangon
Official language(s)Burmese
Other language(s)English
Kachin
Kayah
Karen
Chin
Mon
Rakhine
Shan
AffiliationsESEAP
Mailing listwikimedia-mm
TwitterMyanmar Wikipedia
FacebookMWCUG
Myanmar Wikipedia




Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group (MMR) is a Wikimedia user group for people living in, interested in or connected to Myanmar and also its relations/connections to the neighboring countries and around the world.

Objectives

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  • Organize outreach program and workshop online or offline to promote Wikimedia projects in Myanmar
  • Help people in Myanmar learn how to contribute to Wikimedia projects
  • Help minority languages users in Myanmar to setup their own Wikimedia projects
  • Gather more Myanmar related data to contribute to Wikimedia projects

Activities

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Planned

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  • Planning to conduct seminar by Myanmar Wikipedia and Shan Wikipedia at Taunggyi, Shan State in January 2020
  • Planning to conduct seminar by Myanmar Wikipedia and Mon Wikipedia at Mawlamyaing, Mon State in February 2020
  • Co-operate with Phandeeyar Accelerator (www.phandeeyar.org) to conduct monthly workshop in Yangon in 2020
  • Co-operate with Ministry of Education to start off Wikipedia in Education initiative
  • Co-operate with Ministry of Culture to start GLAM-initiative in Myanmar

History

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  • Organize Myanmar Wikipedia Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand in 2009
  • Participate at NetMonday event organized by Telenor Myanmar as Main Contributor and talk about Wikipedia to more than 2,000 University students at Dagon University, Yangon in 2014
  • Participate at similar NetMonday event and talk about Wikipedia to more than 2,000 University students at Mandalay University, Mandalay in 2014
  • Organize Wikipedia Editing Workshop at Mandalay University, Computer Science Department in 2014
  • Organize Wikipedia Seminar in Yangon, Myanmar on October 2018
  • Organize Wikipedia Seminar in Mandalay, Myanmar on November 2019
  • Organize Wikipedia Workshop in Taunggyi, Myanmar on March 2020.
  • Organize Wikipedia Online Workshop via Zoom on November 2020.

Wikimedia Projects of Languages Spoken in Myanmar

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Language Projects Articles Pages Edits Admins Users Active Users
Burmese Wikipedia 108,012 243,787 838,874 4 121,754 138
Wiktionary 125,041 130,388 936,752 2 9,636 14
Shan Wikipedia 13,625 32,146 64,518 2 4,700 25
Wiktionary 37,324 44,391 97,552 2 819 9
Wikivoyage 177 2,004 7,751 2 519 5
Wikibooks 148 4,373 10,535 2 355 5
Mon Wikipedia 1,927 6,579 43,882 3 3,975 14
Wiktionary 52,228 76,071 99,810 1 1,493 20
Pa'O Wikipedia 2,813 7,384 29,883 1 1,742 14
Wiktionary 2,557 3,443 10,910 1 319 6

Strategy 2021

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Please find the following link for Wikimedia Community User Group Strategy 2021 written in Myanmar Language.

Contact information

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