Burmese Wikipedia

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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Burmese
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Created by Burmese Wikipedia community
Slogan(s) အခမဲ့လွတ်လပ်စွယ်စုံကျမ်း
Website my.wikipedia.org
Commercial No
Registration Optional
Launched July 2004

The Burmese Wikipedia (Burmese: မြန်မာဝီကီပီးဒီးယား pronounced: [mjəmà wɪkɨˈpiːdiə]) is the Burmese language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. This edition was started in July 2004, and has about 36,000 articles as of May 2017.

As of May 2017, there are 43,000 users, 5 admins and 3,482 files on the Myanmar Wikipedia[1] ranking 85th by article count.

History

Timeline

  • 2004: Burmese Wikipedia launched.
  • 2005: Some of Burmese Wikipedians joined and started writing .
  • 2008: Content grows drastically.
  • 2010: First Burmese Wikipedia workshop held at Bangkok, Thailand with people from Wikimedia Foundation, local and international Unicode experts and Burmese Wikipedians.
  • 2012: Burmese Wikipedia was Introduced at Barcamp Yangon.

Events and promotions

Burmese Wikipedia (update)
Articles 35847
Files 3482
Edits 370931
Users 42998
Active users 80
Admins 5

Myanmar Computer Professionals Association had launched Wikipedia Myanmar project with the aim of expanding Wikipedia in 2010.[2]

Burmese Wikipedia community had held their first joint workshop in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar) with the help of Telenor Myanmar in June 2014 to recruite new volunteers.[3] The Burmese Wikipedia Forum was held at Dagon University in July 2014 attracting over 2,000 people, including students.[4]

Challenges

The majority of Burmese internet users use the non-Unicode Zawgyi font so they have difficulty viewing Burmese Wikipedia.[2][4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Wikipedia Statistics - Tables - Burmese". wikimedia.org. 
  2. ^ a b The Myanmar Times. "Myanmar Wikipedia project targets 15,000 pages". mmtimes.com. 
  3. ^ "Telenor Group - Bringing Wikipedia to Myanmar". Telenor Group. 
  4. ^ a b Win Htut. "Telenor hosts Wikipedia forum at Dagon University". Eleven Myanmar. 
  5. ^ The Myanmar Times. "Spark of knowledge starts with Wikipedia". mmtimes.com. 

External links

  • (Burmese) Burmese Wikipedia
  • (Burmese) Burmese Wikipedia mobile version
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