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@Boberger, InsaneHacker, Kruusamägi, Metsavend, Salvor, Steenth, Jon Harald Søby (WMNO), Yupik, Astrid Carlsen (WMNO), and Susannaanas:

A joint project of Wikimedia Northern Europe for supporting content creation both in and on topics related to the minority and indigenous languages of Northern Europe.

Minority languages with Wikipedias[edit]

Uralic languages
Language Code Area of distribution Status Key articles (max 10)
Northern Sami se
Voro fiu-vro
Livvi-Karelian olo
Vepsian vep
Indo-European languages
Language Code Area of distribution Status Key articles (max 10)
Latgalian ltg Everyday use of Latgalian (2011).svg
The use of Latgalian in everyday communication in Latvia according to the 2012 census
Defined in Section 4 of the Official Language Law as a "historical variety of the Latvian language". According to the 2012 census spoken by 8.8% of population in Latvia. Only one mass media that writes exclusively in Latgalian exists (Latgalīšu Kulturys Gazeta).

Samogitian bat-smg Map of Samogitian dialect.svg
The area and dialects of Samogitian

Faroese fo
Icelandic is
Eskimo-Aluet languages
Language Code Area of distribution Status Key articles (max 10)
Greenlandic kl

Minority languages in the incubator[edit]

Finno-Ugric languages
Language Code Area of distribution Status Key articles (max 10)
Livonian (līvõ kēļ) liv Liivi keel.GIF
The historic distribution of Livonian light grey (1100s), territory of the last speakers in dark grey (1900s)
Nearly extinct (around 40 L2 speakers at B1 and around 210 speakers at A1–A2), defined in Section 4 and Section 5 of the Official Language Law as one of the two indigenous (autochthonous) language of Latvia

Southern Sámi sma
Lule Sámi smj
Pite sámi sje
Inari Sámi smn
Skolt Sámi sms
Kildin Sámi sjd
Ter Sámi sjt
Kven fkv
Meänkieli fit
Ingrian izh
Votic vot
Ludic lud
Karelian Proper krl
Mansi mns
Khanty kca