Talk:16 African Women Translate-a-thon

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Articles proposed for translation / Articles proposés à la traduction[edit]

Add your suggestions and comment below. Poke user:Bachounda, user:Yasield, user:Celestinesucess, user:Islahaddow, user:anthere, user:Zeinebtakouti, user:Shanluan, user:Ji-Elle, user:Cbyd, user:Ipigott

The contest involves the translation of at least 16 articles into at least 16 local and international languages. The articles to be translated will be the biographies of African women of at least B quality (preferably higher quality). The idea is to translate each article into at least 16 languages. The list of language can be, but are not limited to:

  • International languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, German
  • African languages: Akan, Afrikaans (af), Igbo, Hausa, Wolof, Tswana, Zulu, Xhosa, Shona, Swahili (sw), Yoruba (yo), Sudanese, Amharic (am), Tsonga, Ewe, Sesotho, Chichewa,

List of propositions[edit]

(goal : 16 articles of at least B quality level, preferably higher)

  • w:en:Malouma, Mauritanian singer, songwriter and politician (currently exist in French, English, Arabic. Stub is a 4th language).
  • w:fr:Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, politician, South Africa (main source French. Partial translation in English. Stub in a 3rd language)
  • w:en:Cri-Zelda Brits, South African cricketer: GA on EN
  • w:en:Manal al-Sharif, Saudi women's rights activist: GA on EN, well covered on AR, needs major expansion on CS, DE, ES, FR, PL and translation into PT, SW and other African languages
    • Support Support although from Saudi, I can see how she would be interesting and beneficial especially to the N. African readers. Islahaddow (talk) 11:04, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  • w:en:Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Nigerian women's rights activist, C class on EN, reasonable coverage on DE, ES, FR, needs expansion on CA, YO and translation into AR, PT, SW and other African languages
    • If Ransome-Kuti and Nwapa are selected, I suggest the EN articles should first be more richly sourced and brought up to B class. This should not be difficult.--Ipigott (talk) 12:04, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
    • Support Support Islahaddow
  • w:en:Flora Nwapa, Nigerian Igbo writer, C class on EN, needs expansion on ES, FR, SV and translation into AR, DE, PT, SW and other African languages.
    • If Ransome-Kuti and Nwapa are selected, I suggest the EN articles should first be more richly sourced and brought up to B class. This should not be difficult.--Ipigott (talk) 12:04, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
    • Support Support Agreed. But those 4 options are pretty good. Anthere (talk)
    • Support Support+1 for all of the above Islahaddow (talk) 11:04, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  • w:en:Samia Yusuf Omar (sprinter from Somalia)
    • I would rather oppose because the article is not fantastic and already exist in many languages Anthere (talk)
  • w:en:Maggie Laubser (South African painter)
  • w:en:Fatima Massaquoi (pioneer educator in Liberia)
  • w:de:Mel Gambôa, Angolan actress, reasonable coverage in DE, PT, needs translation into other languages including EN
    • this article coverage seems to be a bit limited though... Anthere (talk)
  • de:Rozena Maart
  • w:fr:Eulalia Pérez Sedeño (philosopher, Maroco, Spain). FR/ES
  • w:fr:N'Goné Fall(Architecte, Senegal). FR/IT
    • Not very supportive because potential COI Anthere (talk)
  • w:en:Frances Ames, South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human rights activist EN only
  • w:ar:Asmaa Mahfouz, Egyptian activist (many languages. Badge in Arabic)
  • w:ar:Narriman Sadek, Last queen of Egypt (many languages. Badge in arabic)
  • w:ar:Lotfia ElNadi, She was the first African woman as well as first Arab woman to earn a pilot's license (several language. A badge in arabic)

Here are my nominations in English Wikipedia (these are based as trailblazers and activists contemporary and historic). Some of them are not of the best quality, I know. But thinking of their value to women across the continent:

Other comments[edit]

Petscan queries

La plupart des articles du w:fr:Projet:Afrique/Biographies de femmes existent déjà en FR+EN suite à des traductions, plus rarement FR+DE (w:fr:Iolanda Cintura, w:fr:Leda Hugo pour les plus récentes) ou FR+ES (w:fr:Eulalia Pérez Sedeño) ou FR+IT (w:fr:N'Goné Fall, w:fr:Danièle Diwouta-Kotto). Quelques créations en FR n'ont pas encore été traduites en EN (w:fr:Sophie Dabo, w:fr:Joséphine Guidy Wandja, w:fr:Maïmouna Ndoye Seck) mais la plupart de ces articles ne sont pas très étoffés...--Cbyd (talk) 17:11, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

C'est maigre :( J'en rajoute deux à la liste Anthere (talk)

See also: these Wikidata queries

Romanian Wikipedia joins[edit]

Hi all. I am pleased to announce that Romanian Wikipedia will join the challenge: ro:P:16wikiwomen. Please add ro: whenever necessary in the translate-a-thon's tracking pages. Thank you. --Gikü (talk) 21:13, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

user:Gikü great news ! I'll fix the language list ! Anthere (talk)


Hebrew Wikipedia is also participating[edit]

Is there somewhere we should be listing the articles we translate? TMagen (talk) 10:33, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

This is brilliant news!! Thank you! Please put your names and the articles you are translating here on the 16 African Women Translate-a-thon/participants page. Islahaddow (talk) 11:23, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Catalan and Spanish[edit]

Hello. Davidpar has created the page on Catalan Wikipedia and I created it on Spanish. --Millars (talk) 13:33, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Wonderful!!! Thank you Davidpar and Millars! Please put your names and the articles you are translating here on the 16 African Women Translate-a-thon/participants page. Islahaddow (talk) 14:37, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Sister Challenge in the CEE Region[edit]

Hello, I'd like to "advertise" a sister challenge that is taking place from 20 April to 30 May: 100wikidays/CEE women. Don't panic, no need to make 100 wikidays for CEE women only, also no need to actually write 100 articles, I ask for at least 10 articles in the next 40 days. And there will be a supercool prize... go and check the page... ;) Spiritia 06:35, 21 April 2017 (UTC)