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  • Archive 1 (2004-08-08 to 2006-03-21) — earliest discussion, before script-based updates (35K)
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Hey, I notice the local name for Old English is here given as "Englisc". This is not incorrect, however, elsewhere for intwer-wiki links, we have used "ænglisc" (which is also not incorrect), in order to more clearly differentiate it from modern "english". How should that be achieved for this link, also? Gottistgut (talk) 09:30, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

how to be my languge test wiki of the Wikimedia Incubator be orginal wikipedia.i cmplate translattion[edit]

--Hosseinblue (talk) 09:10, 8 December 2015 (UTC) wp/lki

Red links[edit]

Hi. Azb, lrc and gom languages links are red. Why?--ԱշոտՏՆՂ (talk) 10:47, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Discussed at en:Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Azb, lrc and gom languages links are red and phab:T120937. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:42, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Now fixed. PrimeHunter (talk) 17:22, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 January 2016[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} 11:42, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - proposed change not disclosed. — Yerpo Eh? 12:33, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Japanese Wiki Reached 1 million articles[edit]

Even if it took so long, finally Japanese wikipedia reached 1 millionth article. The count today is 1,000,106 so it probably reached 1 millionth article on the Jan 19th. Source (here) おめでとうございます。 Napoleon.tan (talk) 00:58, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Congratulations to the Japanese Wikimedians :) You can add the achievement to Wikipedia milestones so it doesn't get forgotten. — Yerpo Eh? 07:11, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Montenegrin language[edit]

Can anybody create Wikipedia in Montenegrin language so it will call it the Montenegrin Wikipedia?

It is been proposed 4 times and denied each time. Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Montenegrin 4. You can always try again. --MarsRover 10:02, 21 January 2016 (UTC)


Is that visitors per week or per month?

Is all statistics for last month?

Stein S., Oslo

"Users" means all user accounts created on a wiki since the beginning, the same number as on the local Special:Statistics page. — Yerpo Eh? 13:03, 25 January 2016 (UTC)


Is there somewhere where one can see the growth in articles with a "List of wikipedias" for previous years. So one can see how things has developed, say, each 5 years?

Best of all had been a list for each of the previous years? Has you spared any such historical interesting material?

Stein S., Oslo

It is possible to get values on selected dates simply by going through the history of the data table (here). You can also get historical data for each wiki from the Wikimedia Statistics page. — Yerpo Eh? 13:07, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Correction of name of Konkani Wikipedia (gom)[edit]

The local name of the Konkani Wikipedia needs to be corrected. As per [1], the name must be "कोंकणी / Konknni", while "गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni" may be used if needed to disambiguate with Maharashtrian Konkani (knn). The present "गोवा कोंकणी / Gova Konknni" is incorrect. The Discoverer (talk) 10:08, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Thank you for link. I'm not familiar to Indo-Aryan languages and prefer to wait for the outcome of discussion on Phabricator. --Emaus (talk) 20:37, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Hello Emaus (talk · contribs), please could you let me know, where the template that's used to generate this list gets the local names from? Is it from Names.php? Because it isn't matching with the names in that file. The Discoverer (talk) 12:28, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
Currently it is a local file of bot. --Emaus (talk) 22:26, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
Hello Emaus (talk · contribs), thanks for your reply, because I was wondering from where the present term "गोवा कोंकणी / Gova Konknni" came from.
You may have noticed that the discussion on Phabricator has been stalled for a long time, with no resolution in sight.
A short summary of the discussion: In the local discussion, the gomwiki community said that they call their language as "कोंकणी / Konknni" (without the translation of 'Goan'), and that the present "गोवा कोंकणी / Gova Konknni" is meaningless. However on Phabricator and in Code Review, some non-gomwiki users disagreed with this name, saying that "गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni", which is the translation of "Goan Konkani" should be used, in order to differentiate from an entity called as 'Maharashtrian Konkani' (knn), of which nothing exists on any Wikimedia site. And that's where things stand.
In the meantime, the page 'List of Wikipedias' is (and some other pages on Meta are) using the name "गोवा कोंकणी / Gova Konknni", which has no meaning in any language. Therefore I leave it to you to decide which of the two forms to use: "कोंकणी / Konknni" or "गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni", but I strongly urge you to remove the name "गोवा कोंकणी / Gova Konknni".
The Discoverer (talk) 06:18, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
Hello, The Discoverer (talk · contribs). Sorry for delay. Yes, I saw the discussion on Phabricator. But, unfortunately, I'm not an expert on the question and I cann't properly examine the reasons on name choosing. In my opinion in such situation the best decision should be an invitation of any Language comitee member (for example, Amire80 (talk · contribs)) who will define what local name should be on List of Wikipedias table. --Emaus (talk) 00:48, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Emaus (talk · contribs), having a language committee member decide will be fine. The main thing that's irking me about the status quo is that we are stuck with an incorrrect name at present. The Discoverer (talk) 04:17, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Emaus (talk · contribs), we are still stuck with the incorrect name "गोवा कोंकणी / Gova Konknni". The Discoverer (talk) 05:50, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

29 February bug?[edit]

I wonder why there is no update for today, 29 February 2016.--Jason6698 (talk) 15:49, 29 February 2016 (UTC)


The names appear to be the wrong way round for Adyghe, the English name is in the local name column and the local name is in the English name column. There are apparently -10 images too, somehow. Could that be a bug from importing the wiki from the Incubator? - Nikki (talk) 08:56, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Sortable table[edit]

Because I sometimes need to figure things out differently, I made User:Elitre (WMF)/List of Wikipedias/2 - not sure if others may find it useful. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 14:02, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

I like it! Thank you. A. Mahoney (talk) 20:17, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Elitre (WMF), A. Mahoney: A version in main space List of Wikipedias/Table/sortable, having column name Images fixed to Files. 08:57, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Redlink Counts[edit]


I'm wondering if it's possible to generate a "total red-links in a Wikipedia" number. Even if it's generated on a less frequent basis (e.g., List of Wikipedias by sample of articles), it'll be *a* useful indicator of to-do on each Wikipedia.


अभय नातू (talk) 21:09, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

You can use the tool Special:WantedPages on a wiki to see the non-existing pages with most incoming links. Simply counting red links across all wikis would not really help if the goal is to find topics to write about. — Yerpo Eh? 09:29, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
List of articles every Wikipedia should have, List_of_Wikipedias_by_sample_of_articles/Absent_Articles, (and more) may be also useful. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 10:18, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
I am aware of the pages mentioned above. Doesn't look like a way to get total redlink count exists.
The goal is not to find topics to write about, rather to see if a given Wikipedia is trending towards future, potent growth or if it's working its way into a more "complete" source of knowledge. The number (rather the trend) could also point to maturity of a given Wikipedia, community or several other variables/factors.
As for usability of such a number, it's a point of debate (elsewhere) :-)
Thank you for your replies nonetheless.
अभय नातू (talk) 20:58, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
The thing is, this number depends on several factors other than "completeness" - first of all, small Wikipedias will necessarily have small number of red links, which will probably grow exponentially with size and only start diminishing in largest Wikipedias. Secondly, some Wikipedias (English, for example) have a policy discouraging linking non-existant pages, so they will be useless for making comparisons. — Yerpo Eh? 16:38, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
To reiterate the point I made above, the comparison is *not* between two wikipedias, it would be like comparing apples and oranges (or maybe comparing apples and luminosity of stars in Andromeda! :-] ) I was looking for a trend within the *same* Wikipedia/wikiproject over time. Granted that a short time horizon (days/weeks) may not be useful but a longer time-horizon will certainly point to useful information.
I am not *insisting/demanding* or even requesting there be a total-redlinks column. I was wondering if there's one and see if I can draw initial inferences based on available data. If the data doesn't exist and/or is too difficult to create, no worries, I can look to other derivative data categories for that.
Thanks again!
अभय नातू (talk) 18:25, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
p.s. I completely agree that this number, standing alone, is not the sole indicator of "completeness" of a Wikipedia.
I don't know if Meta has something like this, but several wikis have a place where you can ask database reports (en.wp has en:Wikipedia_talk:Database_reports for example). Or if you know SQL maybe you could use Quarry yourself. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 11:19, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Choice of language on main Wikipedia page[edit]

After looking at the list of the languages with 1 000 000+ articles, I wonder why languages which are smaller are on the main page? Is there a rationale? Thanks--WayneBu (talk) 12:45, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

I think the selection for is made from how much each Wikipedia is accessed. Boivie (talk) 09:16, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

File count[edit]

Talk:List_of_Wikipedias/Table#Wrong_file_count 23:32, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

No update since June 8[edit]

There isn't any update for a few days already. --Jason6698 (talk) 15:27, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Sure there is, the last one at midnight tonight. Try clearing your cache. — Yerpo Eh? 09:11, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Searching in multiple language wikipedias[edit]

Hi, what would be the best approach if I frequently search something in say 4 wikipedias? Richiez (talk) 13:01, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

One option is using Google with in the search. This will search all Wikipedias and all pages indexed by Google. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:16, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
That works, I can also use eg( OR OR to get more specific results. I am surprised wiki(media|pedia) doesn't have its own method to do it, or is it just too well hidden? Richiez (talk) 12:27, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

language name correction[edit]

Name of the language with serial number 143, language code 'bh' is incorrectly written Bihari. But there is no such language by this name. Correct name is 'Bhojpuri', please correct it. Thanks PratyushSinha101 (talk) 10:41, 29 August 2016 (UTC)


The English and local names for Tulu (tcy) are the wrong way round and (presumably because of that) the links to the articles about the language are broken. - Nikki (talk) 18:58, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

I've just noticed the link didn't work so changed to the English Tulu. Feel free to change it back if this is wrong. I thought it was odd that it was the only one written in non-Latin script, which is why it wouldn't redirect. The preferred usage on from my experience is that the names of languages, geographical places and ethnic groups are written in what they are more widely known as in English, especially when you consider people are more likely to search for or refer to the most popular term. For example the w:Berber language and the w:Berbers, more correctly the w:Amazigh language and w:Amazigh people. Uamaol (talk) 10:47, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

[[::List of Wikipedias|English]]?[edit]

Why this link is broken by having double leading colons? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:53, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Looks like it's fixed, but I still don't know why. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:50, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Number of files[edit]

Why is number of files for some Wikipedias (e.g. Swedish, Spanish, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, Slovak, Latin) zero, one, four or very small?

Maybe system of counting is different or namespace/translation is wrong; or, they really somehow disabled uploading... --Obsuser (talk) 22:43, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

In Latin, we have disabled uploading; we only use files from Commons. A. Mahoney (talk) 16:56, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
See also the explanation under notes. — Yerpo Eh? 19:17, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Added zizi.[edit]

Added zizi.

-- 05:55, 6 September 2017 (UTC) thumb

Active users[edit]

Why the number of active users shown here is much higher than the number of active users that really appears when I click to that number's link? (yes, I counted) Thank you in advance. Tuanminh01 (talk) 05:45, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Some days ago a defenition of active user was changed from "1 edit in the last 30 days" to "1 action in the last 30 days". A even new user creation is action, so every new user is active user by new defenition. --Emaus (talk) 22:23, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Understood, thx. Tuanminh01 (talk) 13:08, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Autocreation of Wikipedia projects[edit]

I was thinking that all subdomains with 2 to 10 alphanumeric characters (lowercase Latin letters a to z, Euro-Arabic numerals 0 to 9, and hyphen-minus -) should be auto-created for future use. (Blacklist stuff that was deleted long ago, such as "tlh", "ru-sib", and "tokipona".) KATMAKROFAN (talk) 19:55, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure this is the right place for such a proposal. — Yerpo Eh? 13:39, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Error in the table[edit]

There's an error at line 213 of the table (Doteli Wikipedia) where the native name and the English name of the language are inverted, which fucks up the links, but I don't know how to fix it. Basemetal (talk) 15:04, 13 November 2017 (UTC)


What's happening with Cebuano, it has over 5 million articles! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:59, 16 November 2017‎

This is not a problem. The majority of the articles in the Cebuano Wikipedia have been created by a bot called Lsjbot. The English Wikipedia has an article about this bot: Lsjbot.
Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 07:45, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Klingon Wikia[edit]

The Klingon Wikia link is broken, here is a working link.'a' --Sabelöga (talk) 22:43, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Kabiye Wikipedia[edit]

For Kabiye (kbp), the "Language" and "Language (local)" designations are the wrong way round on this list. The name of the language in English is 'Kabiye'. The name of the language in Kabiye is 'Kabɩyɛ'. Please can this be changed? Gnangbade (talk) 08:55, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Updates for 14 January 2018?[edit]

Why are there no updates for 00:00 & 12:00 14 January 2018 (UTC)? Is it out of order?--Kowlooner (talk) 12:50, 14 January 2018 (UTC)