Konkani Wikipedia

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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia
Available in Konkani
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Website gom.wikipedia.org
Alexa rank Decrease 7 (Global ), 6 (US) (US/Global 02/2016)
Commercial No
Registration Open read access.
No registration needed for general editing, but necessary for certain tasks including
  • protected page edit 
  • page creation 
  • file upload 
Launched July 2015
Content license
Creative Commons Attribution/
(most text also dual-licensed under GFDL)
Media licensing varies

Konkani Wikipedia is the Konkani language edition of Wikipedia, run by Wikimedia Foundation. It was started in July 2015.[1] Currently there are 3,546 content articles in the project. The total number of edits on this Wikipedia is 174,119.[citation needed]


Konkani Wikipedia went live in July 2015. Earlier in September 2013, 4 volumes of Konkani vishwakosh (encyclopedia) were relicensed under Creative Commons Licenses.[2] Information from these volumes of encyclopedias were used to write articles on Konkani Wikipedia.[3] In the same year a Wikipedia-related workshop was organized at Goa University.[4] In April 2014, two introductory sessions on editing Wikipedia were conducted at Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work in Goa.[5]

In July 2015 the Wikipedia went live after incubation for 9 years. At the time of the official inauguration the Wikipedia contained 2500 articles. The project was supported by Goa University and Nirmala Institute of Education. Late Madhavi Sardesai, then a professor and Head of Department of Konkani at the Goa University, played an important role to launch the project. Prakash Parienkar, the current head of department of Konkani department of Goa University had said at that time:[6]

We will assign projects to our students and writers too, to write articles on different subjects related to Goa and upload them on the Wikipedia. This will include information on local food, its culture, tradition, tourist spots and much more.

In January 2016, a one-day edit-a-thon was organized at Krishnadas Shama Central Library, Goa. Rahmanuddin Shaik, a Center for Internet and Society representative trained the participants about Wikipedia editing and policies. Almost 100 articles were created during this one-day event.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Konkani Wikipedia goes live". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Konkani Wikipedia from Goa University in 6 months". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Konkani Vishwakosh relaunch tomorrow". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Konkani Wikipedia climbing up the Indian language ladder". DNA. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Workshops to teach Wikipedia editing". The Hindi. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Konkani Wikipedia goes live after nine-year delay". Herald Goa. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  7. ^ "100 Konkani Articles Added to Wikipedia in One Day". The Times of India. 15 January 2016.

External links

  • Official website
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