Maithili Wikipedia

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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia
Available in Maithili
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Commercial No
Registration Optional
Users 6905
Launched 6 November 2014; 4 years ago (2014-11-06)
Content license
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The Maithili Wikipedia is the Maithili language version of Wikipedia, run by the Wikimedia Foundation. The site was launched on November 6, 2014.[1] Tirhuta was formerly the primary script for written Maithili. Less commonly, it was also written in the local variant of Kaithi.[2] Today it is written in the Devanagari script.[3] Maithili is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Bihar and Jharkhand states of India and is one of the 22 recognised Indian languages[4][5][6] which is also spoken in the eastern Terai of Nepal and is the second most prevalent language of Nepal. It is also one of the 122 recognized Nepalese languages.[7][8]


The process of creating a Maithili language Wikipedia started in 2008 and gained momentum in August 2014; it was able to launch in November 2018.[9][10]

Users and editors

Maithili Wikipedia statistics
Number of user accounts Number of articles Number of files Number of administrators
6905 13214 85 5


See also


  1. ^ "मैथिली-विकिपिडिया-स्थापन -".
  2. ^ Brass, P. R. (2005). Language, Religion and Politics in North India. Lincoln: iUniverse. ISBN 0-595-34394-5. Archived from the original on 11 May 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ Yadava, Y. P. (2013). Linguistic context and language endangerment in Nepal. Nepalese Linguistics 28 Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine: 262–274.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  7. ^ "Nepal". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  8. ^ Sah, K. K. (2013). "Some perspectives on Maithili". Nepalese Linguistics (28): 179–188.
  9. ^ Team, glocalkhabar. "wikipedia maithili language approved".
  10. ^ Team, "wikipedia in maithili".

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