Tell us about Malayalam Wikipedia

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  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?

40-50 Steady Contributors are there--Jigesh 08:24, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?

Yes, 98% are native speakers--Jigesh 08:24, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?

Most contributors are from India. In India Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chennai Outside India Middle east, USA, Europe, East asia also.--Jigesh 08:24, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?

Rarely. But once in a while we meet in real life, by arranging group discussions in some places. Recently when Jimmy whales was in Thiruvanathapuram, some wikipedians came together.--Jigesh 08:24, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with other Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?

Yes, with tamil wikipedia --Jigesh 08:24, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?

Many users refer English Wikipedia while creating new articles. But word to word translation is avoided. --Jigesh 08:24, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?

Yes.--Jigesh 08:24, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

Yes, but very slightly.--Jigesh 08:24, 23 February 2009 (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 a lot. Yes we do.--Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Who (else) supports you?

State goverment supporting us.--Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, training etc.?

Yes,we did ourself, also along with the help of kerala goverment. --Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Do you get feedback from readers?

Very much. --Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?

Sarvavijnjakosam by Kerala Govt, and lot of other encyclopedias by many private publishing groups.--Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]


  • Does your edition concentrate on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?

Nothing like that. We have all types of interest in all subjects.--Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?

Yes, Because lot of informations hidden inside the old Books (subject related indian history)--Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?

Yes We have--Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?

Yes very much. we have additional pronouciation than any languages.--Jigesh 08:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

See also[edit]