Tell us about Uzbek Wikipedia

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Name of the Wikipedia[edit]

Questionnaire[edit]

Contributors[edit]

  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
There are about 4-5 steady contributors. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
Yes, they are. But there are some users, who are learning Uzbek, and they've made some edits. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
Some in Uzbekistan, some are abroad. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
Very rare. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
There are some users from Turkish and Kazakh Wikipedias who make edits. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
Yes, we do. We usually translate from English and Russian Wikipedias. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
No, there is no Wikimedia chapter in Uzbekistan. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
  • No, there isn't any work groups about Wikipedia in Uzbekistan. --Ochilov (talk) 15:40, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

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?
  • Who (else) supports you?
Government showed interest in Uzbek Wikipedia, and they're supporting us. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
There was lecture at Tashkent IT University, and it's been aired on local TV-channel. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
Yes, sometimes they leave messages on talk pages. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
There are National Uzbek Encyclopedia and obsolete Uzbek Soviet Encyclopedia. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Content[edit]

  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
Most users are interested in rock-music, so we have plenty articles covering rock-bands and heavy metal musicians. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
I heard creators of National Uzbek Encyclopedia are going to donate their articles. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Language[edit]

  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
Both yes and no. We have special organizations responsible for standartization of Uzbek language, but there are different norms on some topics. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
We generally select Uzbek version of the word (if available), and if there are many versions of it, we select most spoken/written one. Abdullais4u 03:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

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