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Wikitongues Wikimedia Language Accelerator Program

    Wikitongues is a global nonprofit community of over 1,000 volunteers working to ensure every person has the tools to preserve, promote, and pass their languages on to the next generation. In addition to distributing accessible frameworks for language preservation, we're building a public archive of oral histories in every language in the world. This user group facilitates contribution from our initiative to Wikimedia projects.

    Wikitongues began as a grassroots initiative in 2014 and has been a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit since 2016.



    Wikitongues is increasing the scope of language content for Wikimedia projects and expanding their overall linguistic diversity.

    Language Content


    All appropriately licensed Wikitongues content is hosted on the the Wikimedia Commons.

    • We recruit volunteers to record video oral histories in their native language.
    • We contribute all appropriately licensed Wikitongues language documentation to relevant Wikimedia projects.
    • We introduce language activists to the Wikimedia movement and educate the general public about:
      • Linguistic preservation;
      • Oral history production; and
      • Digital media publishing as it pertains to Creative Commons Licensing.

    Language Events


    Wikitongues aims to organize events that expand the quantity and quality of language-related content on Wikimedia projects and improve the overall linguistic diversity of Wikimedia. These will include translate-a-thons, edit-a-thons, and “record-a-thons” for the Wikimedia Commons.

    • We coordinate with local WMF affiliates and partners to organize translate-a-thons for Wikimedia projects.
    • In the future, we aim to organize Wikipedia training sessions for language activists who wish to launch Wikipedia editions in their language.

    How to Contribute


    Submit a video


    To contribute a video to Wikitongues, simply upload it to the Wikimedia Commons under the Wikitongues category and fill out the following form.

    Suggested Edits

    The following videos have been added to language articles, the rest have not.
    Video name/Link to Wikimedia Commons File usage on Wikipedia Used on Meta Other projects
    Anass speaking Tarifi ar.wikipedia.org - لهجة تريفيت

    ca.wikipedia.org - Rifeny

    de.wikipedia.org - Tarifit

    en.wikipedia.org - Rifian language

    es.wikipedia.org - Idioma rifeño and Lenguas bereberes

    fr.wikipedia.org - Langues berbères and Rifain

    it.wikipedia.org - Lingua berbera and Lingua tarifit

    kab.wikipedia.org - Tutlayt tarifit

    nl.wikipedia.org - Riffijns

    pt.wikipedia.org - Línguas berberes and Língua rifenha

    ru.wikipedia.org - Берберские языки and Рифский язык

    sv.wikipedia.org - Berberspråk

    Anass speaking Moroccan Arabic ar.wikipedia.org - لهجة مغربية

    da.wikipedia.org Marokkansk arabisk

    en.wikipedia.org - Moroccan Arabic

    es.wikipedia.org - Árabe marroquí

    fr.wikipedia.org - Arabe marocain

    it.wikipedia.org - Arabo marocchino

    no.wikipedia.org - Marokkansk-arabisk

    pt.wikipedia.org - Árabe marroquino

    ru.wikipedia.org - Марокканский диалект арабского языка

    sv.wikipedia.org - Marockansk arabiska



    Abderrahman speaking Tachelhit ar.wikipedia.org - لهجة تشلحيت

    en.wikipedia.org - Shilha language

    es.wikipedia.org - Lenguas bereberes and Idioma tashelhit

    fr.wikipedia.org - Langues berbères and Chleuh

    kab.wikipedia.org - Tutlayt tacelḥit

    sv.wikipedia.org - Berberspråk

    Andi speaking Batak Toba bcl.wikipedia.org - Tataramon na Toba Batak

    en.wikipedia.org - Toba Batak language

    Samuel speaking Gaa en.wikipedia.org - Ga language Grants:Simple/Applications/AfroCROWD/2018-2019
    Afek speaking Tunisian Arabic eu.wikipedia.org - Txikipedia:Arabiera

    it.wikipedia.org - Arabo tunisino

    Namibian Sign Language en.wikipedia.org - Namibian Sign Language
    Timothy speaking Chi-Chewa en.wikipedia.org - Chewa language
    Aakriti speaking Kashmiri en.wikipedia.org - Kashmiri language
    Alessandro speaking Ligurian en.wikipedia.org - Ligurian (Romance language)
    Allan speaking Gwich'in de.wikipedia.org - Gwich'in
    Candy speaking Malagasy cs.wikipedia.org - Malgaština

    de.wikipedia.org - Malagasy (Sprache)

    Christine speaking Shetlandic en.wikipedia.org - Scots language, Shetland Scots

    - Christine De Luca

    www.wikidata.org - Q5110992
    Daisy speaking Kinyarwanda de.wikipedia.org - Kinyarwanda
    Darma speaking Minangkabau de.wikipedia.org - Minangkabauische Sprache
    Elizabeth speaking Cornish de.wikipedia.org - Kornische Sprache
    Foffo speaking Neapolitan en.wikipedia.org - Neapolitan language
    Freddie speaking Portuguese eu.wikipedia.org - Txikipedia:Portuges
    Gereon speaking English eu.wikipedia.org - Txikipedia:Ingeles hizkuntza
    Gereon speaking German. eu.wikipedia.org - Txikipedia:Aleman
    Hans speaking Sranan de.wikipedia.org - Sranantongo

    simple.wikipedia.org - Sranan Tongo

    Iain speaking Scottish Gaelic de.wikipedia.org - Schottisch-gälische Sprache
    DaSupremo speaking Ghanaian Pidgin en.wikipedia.org - Ghanaian Pidgin https://w.wiki/7JkL

    Join our volunteer community


    Anyone who speaks a language (everyone) is invited join our community: either add your name to the community section below and feel free to join our TELEGRAM GROUP


    • If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave them on the talk page.
    • You can also visit us online at wikitongues.org or drop us a line at hello@wikitongues.org.

    Designated Contacts


    See also