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Wikimedia Language Diversity

A project to support indigenous, minority, marginalized, less-resourced and other underrepresented
language communities to have access to their at-risk knowledge

Key resources
Nelson Mandela
Annika Pasanen, Janne Saarikivi
Gaynulla F. Shaykhiev[1]
Wikidata: the new Rosetta Stone
Charles Arthur[2]

To implement any of the tasks below, we need to attract more motivated volunteers, help them master the Wiki-Way & respective tools.

The priority goes to such tasks that increase:

  • Readership of Wikipedias & other Wikimedia projects in respective languages.
  • On-wiki activity


  • Existing articles should be illustrated and enriched using Wikidata linked infoboxes

Improving ease of discovery

  • Search engine optimization (let's help Google, Yandex, Bing, etc. tell others about content we have)
    • Tools to access degree of connectedness:
      • Article creation and updating is clearly important, but without intraproject and interwiki-linking of existing pages (categories, articles, templates) they won't be found by neither human, nor a bot. This is also important for improving such SEO indicators as PageRank regarding results in respective languages.
  • Increase content utility
  1. Basic article stub with interwiki - an element of multilingual glossary
  2. Longer stub with interwiki - an element of multilingual encyclopedic dictionary

Supporting participant and community development

  • Setting up intra-wiki reference system with links to Meta-Wiki or regional auxiliary language wiki reference materials
  • Regular recognition of onwiki participants' efforts (f.e. WMRU-way)

Communicating existence & importance of respective communities


Let the community know

  • Internal communications
    • Using Outreach Newsletters to promote and showcase efforts
    • Language-specific social media – regular well planned posts (advice)

Engaging existing readers to participating in respective Wikipedias

  • Systemic work on achieving, improving and effectively communicating engaging team spirit among existing participants of the project
  • Including different languages into article writing competitions with prizes and other forms of recognition

Siehe auch


  1. (Russian) "[Н]астал момент, когда ... язык стал лишь инструментом, средством выражения образов мысли. ... Развивающийся язык находится обычно в общении во всех сферах жизненного цикла. Исключение хотя бы одной сферы, будь она разделом какой-то науки или искусства, производства или услуг, из общения на этом языке, т.е. из производства образов мысли, наносит языку непоправимый удар, способствует его вымиранию. ... Надо стремиться, чтобы новость ожидали из формулировок этого языка."
    Шайхиев Г.Ф. "Язык разума. Мы думаем и по-татарски, и по-русски, и по-английски..." Казань, изд-во «Хәтер»: 2000 ISBN 5-900004-83-X сс.230-231 Глава V Раздел 9 Асимметрия в эволюции мышления. ("Language of Reasoning. We (can) simultaneously think in Tatar, and in Russian, and in English..." /Chapter V Section 9 Asymmetry in evolution of reasoning)
  2. Charles Arthur "What is the 1% rule?" The Guardian, Thursday 20 July 2006 01.17 BST