Wikimedia News/2020

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December 2020[edit]

  • Wikipedia ends the year with 55,547,786 articles in 313 languages (plus 2 language wikis with 0 articles), which constitutes a 7% increase in articles over the past year.
  • Wiktionary ends the year with 29,200,337 entries in 157 languages (plus 20 language wikis with 0 entries), which constitutes a 10% decrease in entries over the past year (mostly due to the massive cleanup effort going on in the Malagasy Wiktionary).
  • Wikiquote ends the year with 244,459 content pages in 76 languages (plus 13 language wikis with 0 content pages), which constitutes a 7% increase in content pages over the past year.
  • Wikibooks ends the year with 286,276 book modules in 98 languages (plus 22 language wikis with 0 book modules), which constitutes a 5% increase in book modules over the past year.
  • Wikisource ends the year with 4,656,240 text units in 203 languages (comprising 4,623,097 units in 71 individual language wikis and an additional 33,143 units in 136 languages at the Multiligual Wikisource — 4 languages have content in both places), which constitutes a 10% increase in text units over the past year.
  • Wikinews ends the year with 550,546 articles in 34 languages, which constitutes a 234% increase in articles over the past year (mostly due to the proliferation of bot-added articles in the Russian Wikinews).
  • Wikiversity ends the year with 127,998 learning modules in 73 languages (comprising 124,802 modules in 17 separate language wikis and an additional 3,196 modules in 56 languages at Wikiversity Beta), which constitutes an 8% increase in learning modules over the past year.
  • Wikivoyage ends the year with 120,246 articles in 23 languages, which constitutes a 7% increase in articles over the past year.
  • Wikimedia Commons ends the year with 67,421,519 media files, which constitutes a 16% increase over the past year.
  • Wikispecies ends the year with 748,981 content pages, which constitutes a 7% increase over the past year.
  • Wikidata ends the year with 91,859,566 items, which constitutes a 27% increase over the past year.
  • Wikimedia Incubator ends the year with 152,454 content pages across 1,076 test wikis in 777 different languages (including any test wikis that have been opened but are currently empty), which constitutes a 15% increase in content pages over the past year.
  • There were 14 content wikis created in 2020 (7 Wikipedias, 3 Wiktionaries, 2 Wikisources, and 2 Wikivoyages); this is 4 more than were created in 2019.
  • One content wiki was closed (locked) in 2020 (the Turkish Wikinews).
Note: The article counts listed above are actual counts collected in the last 4 minutes (UTC) of 2020-12-31. All counts are based on what MediaWiki sees as constituting an article (or content page), as reflected at each wiki's Special:Statistics page. Language counts (which were collected in the last 30 minutes of 2020-12-31) include closed (but not deleted) wikis and count "Simple English" as a separate language when such a wiki exists within a project.
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  • The Burmese Wikipedia has reached 90,000 articles, as the bot work continues (see 22 December).
  • The Saraiki Wikipedia has had its statistics calculated for the first time since the wiki was created on 16 December, resulting in 957 articles.
  • The Slovenian Wiktionary has reached 15,000 entries.
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  • The Burmese Wikipedia has reached 80,000 articles (after reaching 70,000 earlier the same day), as a bot has been creating thousands of short articles about places in Myanmar.
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  • The Saraiki Wiktionary is open for editing after being created as a standalone wiki on 15 December, with content imported from the Incubator test wiki; it has also had its statistics initialized, resulting in approximately 21,300 entries.
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  • The Oromo Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles, as an IP editor has added links to dozens of previously unlinked pages in the main namespace.

November 2020[edit]

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October 2020[edit]

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  • The Kurdish Wiktionary has dropped below 700,000 entries, as the cleanup effort continues (see 14 October entry).
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  • The Dinka Wikipedia has reached 200 articles, as an IP editor has added wikilinks to over 100 main-namespace pages that did not previously have them.
  • The Gorontalo Wikipedia has reached 10,000 articles.
  • The Nepali Wikipedia has reached 100,000 total pages.
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  • The Kurdish Wiktionary has dropped below 800,000 entries, following the deletion of thousands of copyright violations.
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  • The Akan Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles, as an IP editor has been adding links to hundreds of pages that did not previously have them.
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  • The Chechen Wikipedia has reached 300,000 articles, as a bot has been creating thousands of short articles about towns in Germany.
  • The Dutch Wiktionary has reached 1,000,000 total pages.
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  • The Tatar Wikipedia has reached 150,000 articles, as a bot has been creating thousands of short articles about towns in Germany.
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September 2020[edit]

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  • The Cantonese Wiktionary has reached 5,000 entries.
  • The Russian Wikinews has reached 90,000 articles, as a bot has been adding more than 10,000 articles per day copied from another site.
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  • The Thai Wikiquote has fallen below 500 content pages, as cleanup of the wiki continues (see 7 August, below).
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August 2020[edit]

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  • The Tagalog Wikipedia has fallen below 70,000 articles, as a local admin has deleted hundreds of underdeveloped articles.
  • The Yiddish Wikipedia has fallen below 15,000 articles, as hundreds of short (former) articles have been moved to become templates.
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July 2020[edit]

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  • The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has reached 1,000,000 articles, as a user has been creating thousands of short biographical articles.
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  • The Multiligual Wikisource has fallen below 30,000 text units, as several test wikis there have been deleted in the last few days after being established as standalone wikis.
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  • The Shan Wiktionary has had its on-wiki statistics counted for the first time since being created as a standalone wiki last month, resulting in just over 18,400 entries.
  • The Bashkir Wikibooks has reached 1,000 book modules.
  • The Arabic Wikiversity has reached 500 learning modules again, after falling below that level back in May.
  • The Polish Wikivoyage has reached 10,000 articles.

June 2020[edit]

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  • The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has reached 800,000 articles and 1,000,000 total pages, as a user continues to create tens of thousands of short articles about geographical features and celestial objects (e.g., galaxies).
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  • The Tatar Wikipedia has reached 100,000 articles, as a bot has been creating thousands of short articles about minor planets of our solar system.
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  • The Uzbek Wikiquote has reached 100 content pages, as a user has begun creating pages for years.
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  • The Awadhi Wikipedia has had its on-wiki statistics counted for the first time since being opened for editing on 21 May, resulting in 2,196 articles.
  • The Goan Konkani Wiktionary has had its on-wiki statistics counted for the first time since being opened for editing on 21 May, resulting in 63 entries.

May 2020[edit]

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  • The Venetian Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles and 100,000 total pages, as a bot continues to create thousands of new articles for French communes (see 17 May).
  • The Malay Wiktionary has reached 5,000 entries.
  • The Vietnamese Wikivoyage has reached 10,000 total pages (more precisely, 18,400 pages), as a bot has created about 10,000 new user talk pages in the last 24 hours.
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  • The Spanish Wiktionary has reached 900,000 entries.
  • The Venetian Wikipedia has reached 40,000 articles, as a bot continues to create thousands of short articles about French communes (see also 13 May).
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  • The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has reached 500,000 articles, as thousands of biographical articles have been created in the last 24 hours.
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April 2020[edit]

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March 2020[edit]

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  • The Min Nan Wikipedia has reached 300,000 articles, as a bot has been creating thousands of short articles about villages in Iran.
  • The Slovenian Wikibooks has reached 200 book modules.
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  • The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has reached 150,000 articles, one month after passing 100,000, as local admins are creating thousands of short biographical articles.

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January 2020[edit]

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  • The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has reached 90,000 articles, as the creation of short biographical articles continues (see January 24th entry below).
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  • The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has reached 40,000 articles, as the creation of thousands of articles about solar system objects continues.
  • The Thai Wikiquote has reached 1,000 content pages and 10,000 total pages.
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