Tell us about Buginese Wikipedia

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Buginese (Bug) Wikipedia[edit]



  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interprete. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
I am the only one! --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
There are none native speakers there. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
I'm from Malaysia, other contributors are bots and some stewards. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
I meet myself everyday. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
I'm also the sysop of Malay(ms) Wikipedia. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
I don't translate that much since I don't really fluent with the language but if I do, I translate it from English or Malay Wikipedia. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community[edit]

  • Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?
Yes, mostly from Friendster group which consist of peoples whose have Bugis blood and want to learn the language. I haven't found any language institution interested in this languge yet. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
None. I've tried to find some Indonesian Bugis, but none replied to any of my messeges. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have fliers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
Nope. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
None. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
No. It does not concentrate to any certain topics. --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Almost 100% of pages there are about random French communes. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:21, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
I am not really sure. I guess there's no dictionary for Buginese, that's one of the reason why I start my digital Buginese dictionary. About the spelling, there are two types: in roman alphabete; in Buginese script (mostly known as Lontara). --Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
So far, I only deal with one Bugis dialect i.e. Bone dialect. Since it's the only dialect that I know. Plus, it's said that every Buginese speaker comprehend the dialect. Kurniasan 12:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

See also[edit]


  • Buginese Wikipedia (Warning: You'll see a lot of boxes, since you don't have the font that supports lontara. You need to download it first. Moreover, everything that you type will come out as lontara letters, press 'esc' key to toggle this.)
  • Saweri font - download the font from here.