Kannada Wikipedia

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Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Kannada
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Website kn.wikipedia.org
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The Kannada Wikipedia (Kannada: ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶವು) is the Kannada-language edition of Wikipedia. Started in June 2003, it is moderately active and as of September 2019, it has 25,023 articles with 658 active users.[1] Also, it is the twelfth-most popular Wikipedia in the Indian subcontinent.[2]

The Kannada Wikipedia community held a meeting in Bangalore on April 2, 2006, which got fairly high press coverage.[3]


The cake for the 9th anniversary of the Kannada Wikipedia.

As of August 16, 2009 the Wiki had about 6,800 articles,[4] making it the 100th-biggest Wikipedia edition.

As of January 2013, it has 12,961 articles with 93 active users and 2,680 images, making it the 108th Wikipedia by articles count, at that time.[citation needed]

As of January 2016, the Kannada Wikipedia is the tenth-largest and, thus, the smallest Wikipedia among other Indian-language Wikipedias. Administrator Omshivaprakash attributes the lack of articles to a lack of interest among the Kannada-speaking community, a lack of awareness of the Kannada Wikipedia and Kannada typing tools, and limited Internet access in parts of Karnataka.[5]

Users and editors

Kannada Wikipedia statistics
Number of user accounts Number of articles Number of files Number of administrators
57863 25023 3442 5

See also


  1. ^ Kiran Joseph J K V (October 7, 2014). "Kannada Wiki finds going tough". Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Wikipedia Event Press Coverage
  4. ^ Statistics - Wikipedia (in Kannada)
  5. ^ Khajane, Muralidhara (19 January 2016). "Kannada Wikipedia not on top of the charts". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  • (in Kannada) ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಟ್ಟ ಸಸಿಗೆ ಈಗ ಹತ್ತು ವರ್ಷ | - Kannadaprabha.com
  • 10 years on, Kannada Wikipedia lags - The Hindu
  • The struggles of keeping Kannada Wikipedia afloat - The Hindu

Further reading

  • Statistics for Kannada Wikipedia by Erik Zachte

External links

  • Kannada Wikipedia

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