Xhosa Wikipedia

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Favicon of Wikipedia Xhosa Wikipedia
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Xhosa language
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Website xh.wikipedia.org
Commercial Charitable
Registration Optional
Content license
Creative Commons ShareAlike License 3.0

The Xhosa Wikipedia is the Xhosa language edition of Wikipedia. It has 750 articles, which as of 25 August 2018 makes it the 260th largest Wikipedia.[1]

The Xhosa edition of Wikipedia was started in June 2003.[2] Its low number of articles has led to proposals to close it in 2008[3] and 2013[4] (both rejected).

As Xhosa is mutually intelligible with Zulu, both of which are Nguni languages, it is possible for articles in the Zulu edition to be easily translated into Xhosa for the Xhosa Wikipedia. Similar trans-wiki efforts have been made for Scandinavian-language editions, such as the Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish through Wikimedia's Skanwiki collaboration tool.

See also


  1. ^ http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias
  2. ^ http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikipediaXH.htm
  3. ^ Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Xhosa Wikipedia
  4. ^ Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Xhosa Wikipedia 2

Further reading

  • Deumert, Ana (2014). Sociolinguistics and Mobile Communication. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 86–88. ISBN 9780748655779. Retrieved 12 June 2017. - notes on non-Xhosa speakers' attempts to edit Xhosa Wikipedia

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