Afrikaans Wikipedia

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The Afrikaans Wikipedia (Afrikaans: Afrikaanse Wikipedia) is an Afrikaans language edition of the Web-based free-content encyclopedia Wikipedia. The project was started on 16 November 2001, and was the 11th Wikipedia to be created.[1] In May 2014 it was the 81st largest Wikipedia by number of articles. Apart from South Africa and Namibia, the Afrikaans Wikipedia is used and maintained by users in Europe, North America and Oceania. As of May 2013, it was the second-largest African language Wikipedia, after Malagasy.[2]

Visits and edits[edit]

The Afrikaans Wikipedia makes up 0.008% of all Wikipedia searches. In the period of time between 1 July 2009 and 30 September 2013, the Afrikaans Wikipedia was visited the most by

 South Africa (64.0%)
 USA (5.5%)
 Germany (4.1%)
Wêreldvlag World (26.4%)

The Afrikaans Wikipedia makes up 2.2% of all searches in South Africa, after the 92.7% of the English Wikipedia. In Namibia, the Afrikaans Wikipedia is used 1.2% of the time, after the English (85.3%), German (5.7%) and Portuguese (1.5%) Wikipedia.[3]

0.1% of all German, 0.3% of all Belgian and 24.4% of all South African edits take place on the Afrikaans Wikipedia.[4] Netherlands and Belgium's involvement in the Afrikaans Wikipedia is most likely due to the language relationship between Afrikaans and Dutch.

Milestones[edit]

According to statistics,[5] the following milestones were reached by the Afrikaans Wikipedia:

Number of articles Date
First article November 2001
50 articles August 2002
100 articles April 2003
250 articles August 2003
500 articles November 2003
1 000 articles January 2004
2 500 articles March 2004
5 000 articles March 2006
9 000 articles 29 December 2007
10 000 articles June 2008
15 000 articles 7 May 2010
16 000 articles August 2010
17 000 articles 10 February 2011
18 000 articles 7 Junie 2011
19 000 articles 3 September 2011
20 000 articles 11 November 2011
21 000 articles 27 January 2012
22 000 articles 3 April 2012
23 000 articles 20 June 2012
24 000 articles 4 September 2012
25 000 articles 27 November 2012
26 000 articles 23 February 2013
27 000 articles 29 May 2013
28 000 articles 7 August 2013
29 000 articles 14 November 2013
30 000 articles 21 January 2014
31 000 articles 14 April 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wikipedia:2001", English-language Wikipedia (16 December 2006)
  2. ^ May 2013 African language Wikipedia update. greenman.co.za. 10 May 2013.
  3. ^ Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report – Wikipedia Page Views Per Country – Breakdown. Stats.wikimedia.org. Retrieved on 23 November 2013.
  4. ^ Africa. Stats.wikimedia.org. Retrieved on 23 November 2013.
  5. ^ Wikipedia Statistics Afrikaans. stats.wikimedia.org

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