Tell us about North Frisian Wikipedia

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North Frisian (Nordfriisk) frr[edit]



  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
    ~ 3
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
    Germany and Netherlands
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
    not yet

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with other Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
    yes, we adopted the organization of different dialects within one WP from als:
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
    yes, from de: in first place

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?
    Universities in Kiel (Germany) and Flensburg (Germany), North Frisian Institute in Bredstedt (Germany), little contact
  • Who (else) supports you?
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, training etc.?
    not yet, editing-trainings could be helpful
  • 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?
    there's no limitation, but the region is in the focus
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
    yes, but there is no standard North Frisian, there are ~ 4 lively dialects
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
    articles can be written in any dialect, some articles are present in several dialects, e.g. frr:Nordfrasch

See also[edit]