Wolof Wikipedia

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Favicon of Wikipedia Wolof Wikipedia
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Wolof language
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Website wo.wikipedia.org
Commercial No
Registration Optional
Content license
Creative Commons ShareAlike License 3.0

The Wolof Wikipedia is the edition of Wikipedia in the Wolof language. It currently has 1,166 articles.

The Wikipedia was started in the beginning of 2005, along with the Bambara Wikipedia and the Fula Wikipedia. Kasper Souren, a Dutchman who worked with Geekcorps, wrote in a report to an open source conference that until 2006 "not much happened" on the Wolof Wikipedia.[1] Up until that year, many small articles with very little content were posted.

In April 2007 Ibrahima Fall (username Ibou), a Senegalese student living in Italy, began adding substantial content to the Wolof Wikipedia.[1] It had 500 articles in November 2007, 543 articles in June 2008, and 1028 articles in August 2015.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Lih, Andrew. The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia. Hyperion, New York City. 2009. First Edition. ISBN 978-1-4013-0371-6 (alkaline paper). p. 158.
  2. ^ "List of Wikipedias". Meta. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 

External links

  • (in Wolof) Wolof Wikipedia (Mobile)
  • Ibrahima Fall (Ibou) speaking about the Wolof Wikipedia (and more) on Senegalese TV. In Wolof.
  • "Wolof reaches 1000 Wikipedia articles," Neverness (blog), 30 May 2010

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