Wikipedians of North Caucasus User Group

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Wikipedians of North Caucasus User Group (Russian Группа участников-википедистов Северного Кавказа, Chechen Къилбаседа Кавказан Википедин декъашхойн тоба, Ossetian Цӕгат Кавказы Википеди архайджыты къорд, Lezgi Кеферпатан Къавкъаздин Википедиядин уртахрин группа, Avar Шималияб Кавказалъул гӀахьалчагӀи-википедиячагӀазул къокъа, Ingush ГӀинбухерча Кавказа Википеден доакъашхой тоаба) is a group of people interested in Wikimedia projects in the languages of the North Caucasus and topics related to the people, culture and community of this region.

There are 10 Wikipedia editions in the languages of the North Caucasus, another 12 projects are developed in the Wikimedia Incubator. The largest edition is the Chechen Wikipedia (more than 220 thousand articles). However, most of the Wikipedia editions in the region have 1-2 thousand articles, as well as a small number of participants. In order to attract new users, develop new Wikipedia editions in the languages of indigenous peoples, and increase the knowledge about the North Caucasus in all languages of the world, we decided to register this group.

North Caucasus[edit]

Map of the North Caucasian Federal District in Russia.
Map of the ethno-linguistic groups in the Caucasus region. The North Caucasus belongs to the Russian part of the map.

Our group is primarily dedicated to supporting and developing indigenous languages in the North Caucasian Federal District of the Russian Federation. We are also open to supporting projects in other geographically, culturally and historically close regions - for example, in Kalmykia and Adygea.


  • Promotion of Wikipedia editions in the languages of the North Caucasus;
  • Promotion of topics related to the North Caucasian languages, culture, and communities in the wiki projects in different languages;
  • Engagement of new people into the Wikimedia movement, especially in the regions of the North Caucasus;
  • Cooperating with local authorities, organizations, and individuals to receive grants and other materials to promote free knowledge.


  • Organizing wiki meetups, regional seminars, wiki-clubs, etc.;
  • Promoting Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects within North Caucasian region;
  • Organizing article and photo contests and thematic weeks;
  • Joining projects organized and promoted by Wikimedia RU (Wikimedia chapter in Russia) and Wikimedia Foundation.


“Wikipedia as a tool for the preservation and development of languages of the peoples of Russia” report, 13 December 2021 (in Russian).
Participants of the workshop “Ossetian language and the Internet: problems and development tools”, held on 26 November 2019 in Vladikavkaz.

Read here about our history.

Current activity[edit]

Participants of 2nd Dagestan Wiki-seminar in Derbent, 1 October 2022
Architectural complex “Dargavs” - one of the Russian's WLM-2021 winning photo
Shoana Church in Karachay-Cherkessia - one of the Russian's WLM-2021 winning photo
  • 2 December 2022 — The Lezgi Wikipedia has reached 10,000 registered users.

Plan of events[edit]

Participants of the 2nd North Caucasian Wiki-meetup (Grozny, Chechnya)
Wiki-seminar for participants of the Moscow Youth Association of Laks (MMOL) “Lakia”
  • November — Participation in the Wiki Loves Caucasus 2022 competition.

Criteria for joining the group[edit]

Any user, regardless of his language, can join the user group if he shares the goals of the Wikimedia Movement (promoting of free knowledge) and has an interest in the North Caucasian-related theme. Please contact our membership team by email or using their talk page of any Wikimedia project in which these users are active.

Group's Council[edit]

  • Soul Train Russian, English, Spanish, Portuguese (Russian WP — home project, sysop in Lezgi WP and Lak WP)
  • Amikeco Russian, Esperanto, Ossetic, English (sysop in Ossetian WP)
  • Takhirgeran Umar Chechen, Russian, English (sysop in Chechen WP)
  • Mugerganets Lezghian, Russian, Ukrainian, English (sysop in Lezgi WP)

Designated Contacts for Wikimedia Foundation[edit]


Interested in participating[edit]

  1. Soul Train (talk) 00:53, 1 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  2. --Takhirgeran Umar (talk) 20:24, 1 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Mugerganets 16:00, 2 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  4. User from Dag (talk) 15:36, 2 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Aslan Xasiyev (talk) 16:58, 2 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  6. - Саид Мисарбиев (talk) 17:27, 3 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Amikeco (talk) 21:51, 3 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Urs syrx bur (talk) 06:48, 5 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Mr.Fyrank (talk) 20:31, 20 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  10. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 04:21, 21 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Maqivi (talk) 19:17, 25 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  12. --Erzianj jurnalist (talk) 22:36, 25 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Simba16 (talk) 17:05, 8 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Samurskaya 01:20, 09 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Omarov M. (talk) 15:04, 9 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Уалион (talk) 14:16, 26 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  17. --Erokhin (talk) 19:31, 1 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Adam-Yourist (talk) 10:06, 19 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Argenberg (talk) 09:45, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
  20. Natalia Senatorova (User talk:Natalia Senatorova) 16:53, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 19:27, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]