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Minangkabau Wikipedia[edit]

(Bahaso Minangkabau) Wikipedia Bahaso Minangkabau

Questionaire[edit]

Contributors[edit]

  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
    • About 10-15 people
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
    • Yes, the majority are native speakers
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
    • Mostly live in Indonesia (Riau, West Sumatera, Jakarta), but some also live abroad
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
    • Not very common at all

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
    • Yes, with Indonesian and Malay Wikipedias
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
    • Yes, from Indonesian, Malay, and English Wikipedias

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
    • Yes there is, it is Wikimedia Indonesia. The organization support so far is in the form of organizing meet up, and maybe writing competition in Minangkabau language in the future
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
    • Not that I know of

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?
    • I don't know if that kind of institution exist or not
  • Who (else) supports you?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
    • Yes, sometimes
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
    • None that I know of

Content[edit]

  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
    • There is no consensus. Everybody contribute as they like
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
    • So far no

Language[edit]

  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
    • I am really not sure about that
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
    • We discuss them at our village pump

Article bot creation[edit]

Similar to Lsjbot, in September 2013, about 200 thousands articles have been created by bot (User:Mimihitam using AWB, example).

The effects on activity levels are not clear yet.

See also[edit]