Asturian Wikipedia

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Favicon of Wikipedia Asturian Wikipedia
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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Asturian
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Created by Asturian wiki community
Website ast.wikipedia.org
Commercial No
Registration Optional
Launched July 2004

The Asturian Wikipedia (Before Uiquipedia n'asturianu and now Wikipedia n'asturianu) is the Asturian language edition of Wikipedia [1] started in July 2004. As of December 8, 2015, the Asturian Wikipedia has more than 45,000 articles, making it the 77-largest Wikipedia. It also has 30,432 registered users, most of them global accounts created automatically, since the monthly active users amount to 94 of which nine are administrators. It has been edited about 999,632 times. The Asturian Wikipedia is classified in the 15th place of Wikipedias by articles per speaker population.[2]

History

Wikipedia team visiting the Parliament of Asturias.
Wikipedians meeting after Awards ceremony.

After its foundation on July 2004, the Asturian Wikipedia reached 1,000 articles on 1 September 2004.

In 2015, Wikipedia was awarded with the Spanish Princess of Asturias Award on International Cooperation.[3] Speaking at the Asturian Parliament in Oviedo, the city that hosts the awards ceremony, Jimmy Wales praised the work of the Asturian language Wikipedia users.[4] The night of the ceremony, members of the Wikimedia Foundation held a meeting with Wikipedians from all parts of Spain, including the local Asturian community.

References

  1. ^ Carlos Arturo Serrano Gomez. "Fact-Checking the Wikipedia: The drawbacks of having a one-stop reference source". Ohmy News. Archived from the original on 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  2. ^ List of Wikipedias by speakers per article
  3. ^ "Premio Princesa de Asturias de Cooperación Internacional 2015". Fundación Princesa de Asturias. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Los fundadores de Wikipedia destacan la versión en asturiano". La Nueva España. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 

External links

  • (Asturian) The Asturian Wikipedia
  • (Asturian) Asturian Wikipedia mobile version (not fully supported)
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