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Lietuvių kalba (Lithuanian language)[edit]



  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
    • Around 15 - 20 --Windom 17:27, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Around 15 - 20, but everyday users there are no more 5-7. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
    • Lithuania, mostly --Windom 17:27, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Mostly from Lithuania but there are also active contributors from UK, Sweden, USA. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
    • uncommon but some of them do meet once in a while --Windom 17:27, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • most of them meet just by their own initiative because we don't organize Wikipedia meetings. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with other Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
    • Samogitian wikipedia (dialect of Lithuanian) --Windom 17:28, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
    • We do translate from English one quite often. --Windom 17:28, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Mostly from English, Russian, some users also translates from Samogitian, Spanish, French, German, Polish. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
    • No. There were plans to make it but it failled. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 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?
    • There is national language commision but wikipedia has no official contacts with it. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Who (else) supports you?
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have fliers, give lectures, training etc.?
    • Public relations in TV and radio programs, internet sites. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?


  • Does your edition concentrate on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
  • We try to develop project in various subjects. Sure, we have a good information database about Lithuania. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
    • Yes, we adapt more info from modern and older encyclopedias. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
    • We use normative Lithuanian language so we haven't a lo of problems about it. If we have questions about specific terminology we ask to language commision. Hugo.arg 19:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See also[edit]