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Malay Wikipedia[edit]

Malay (Bahasa Melayu)ms

Questionaire (Soalan)[edit]

Contributors (Berkenaan Penyumbang)[edit]

  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
Statistik di Wikimedia sukar ditafsirkan. Pada pendapat anda, berapa banyak penyumbang tetap yang menyumbang di MsWikipedia?
As far as i know, there are around 50 steady contributors. I might be wrong, though. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
I'd say less, maybe 40. ...Aurora... 04:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
Adakah kebanyakkan penyumbang MsWikipedia merupakan penutur asli Bahasa Melayu.
Tricky question here. No, I don't think so. I'd say mix. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Majority, yes. Mostly, maybe, maybe not. ...Aurora... 04:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
Di manakah penyumbang MsWikipedia itu tinggal (daerah/negara).
Most of the contributors live in Malaysia. There are many from around Southeast Asia like Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei. I know quite a lot who are currently residing in other countries beside these 4 I mentioned here. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
Berapa kerapkah penyumbang MsWikipedia bertemu dalam dunia sebenar?
I'm quite new, so I don't think there was even a meet nor is currently in the pipeline. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
None officially so far. ...Aurora... 04:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Other Wikipedias (Berkenaan Wikipedia Lain)[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
Adakah anda mempunyai hubungan dengan Wikipedia lain. Mungkin dari bahasa berkaitan?
Certainly! Especially the Indonesian Wikipedia. After all both languages are almost the same. Then, many Malaysian contributing in English Wikipedia do contribute in our wikipedia as well. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Yup, many contributors contribute to Indonesian & English Wikipedias as well. ...Aurora... 04:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
Adakah anda menerjemah laman daripada Wikipedia lain? Wikipedia yang mana?
Yeah, quite a lot come from English Wikipedia. But I personally do translate stuff from German Wikipedia for many German-related topics. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
There are also stuff from Indonesian Wikipedia. ...Aurora... 04:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
Adakah terdapat Wikimedia (chapter) dalam negara anda? Bagaimanakah bahasa anda berkait dengannya
No. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
Adakah terdapat kumpulan pekerja dari organisasi berkhidmat pada Wikipedia.
Not that I am aware of. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

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, the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) or literally the Hall of Language and Literature. No direct contact that I am aware of. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. No contacts so far though. ...Aurora... 04:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Who (else) supports you?
Wikipedians support wikipedia. We do not receive any help or advice from any governmental organization. Diagramma Della Verita 14:32, 1 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • How looks your public outreach for your edition? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
Not so far. ...Aurora... 04:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
Mostly in the talk page of an article. No outside channel actually. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
There is Ensiklopedia Malaysiana which is basically a translation of an English language Encyclopadia of Malaysia. There are many other topical encyclopedia such as Law, IT, Geography, Islam, Medicine etc. Most of them are of course translation works. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Other publishers also publish Malay language encyclopedia in printed form. So far, Malay WP is the only free online malay encyclopedia. Diagramma Della Verita 14:32, 1 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
Yes, mostly about Malaysia and sometime about Southeast Asia. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
No, not that I am aware of. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
Yes. This was very much done decades before. --Tikar aurum 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
Usually we refer to the DBP. They are the authority regarding the language. If no conclusion, we just hold a vote after a long debate.
By referring to DBP's Kamus Dewan. ...Aurora... 04:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

See also[edit]