Tell us about Zeelandic Wikipedia

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Name of the Wikipedia[edit]

Zeelandic Wikipedia

Questionnaire[edit]

Contributors[edit]

  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
Around 10.Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
I agree with Bistromatic. Around 8, I think.--212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
Half of themBistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Fifty percent.--212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
The region of Zeeland mostly (the Netherlands).Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Only in Zeeland, the Netherlands.--212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
NeverBistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
I never met a contributor myself. --212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
yes, most of our users are also active in the dutch wikipedia. Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm mostly active in the Dutch Wikipedia, sometimes in the Polish, English and German Wikipedia.--212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
Yes I personally do copy from the dutch wikipedia. Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Sometimes, mostly from the English Wikipedia.--212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
I really don't know.--212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
There is the dutch chapter :) 86.84.107.139 20:53, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
I don't think so.--212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (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?
There is no official institution for the Zeelandic language, altough there are several institutions which try to promote the Zeelandic language en make publications in the Zeelandic language. Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
The province of Zeeland supports the language. Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
Our wikipedia is relatively unknown among the speakers of Zeelandic. Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
We have nothing of that all. It is unknown, sure. --212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
No. Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
No. --212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
None. Thats why we need the zeelandic encyclopedia Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
There aren't any, perhaps because Zeeuws is different from region to region, sometimes from village to village. --212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Content[edit]

  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
We are strong in topic concerning geography of Zeeland, Culture of Zeeland and in describing animals. Furthermore we have some articles about the dutch een zeeuwish history.Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
I agree with Bistromatic. --212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
No, because these are non-existent. Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Language[edit]

  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronounciation)?
There are some generally accepted spelling rules, most are inspired by the Zeelandic magazine "Noe". However, because there are many different dialects within our language we try to "coulant" with spellingvariants.
The real Zeelandic dialect doesn't exist, so we have to make compromises, but there are some generally accepted norms in spelling.--212.45.52.69 16:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
See the answer above. Bistromatic 11:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

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