|Type of site||Internet encyclopedia project|
|Created by||Armenian wiki community|
|Launched||9 July 2003|
The Armenian Wikipedia was created in February 2003, as Հայերեն Վիքիփեդիա, but started developing from 2005 onwards. Name was changed to Հայերեն Վիքիպեդիա on 5 April 2012.
In October 2013, it had more than 90,000 articles and more than 390,000 pages. The same date, it had around 25,800 registered contributors including 8 administrators.
With present content, it is listed in List of Wikipedias by article count in the 100,000+ category.
The Armenian language used is predominantly in Eastern Armenian. However, Armenian Wikipedia is inclusive and has a set of articles of interest in Western Armenian predominantly used in the Armenian diaspora.
Some articles have both Eastern and Western Armenian separate versions with the Eastern Armenian version referring to the Western Armenian version on top right of the article and vice versa. Articles in Western Armenian are also distinctly categorized here / Category: Wikipedia Articles in Western Armenian.
The Armenian Wikipedia was originally named Վիքիփեդիա, but was renamed Վիքիպեդիա in early 2012 after discussion, with a key change of the Armenian letter "p" from "փ" to "պ" with the new version of the name being more representative of the proper pronunciation of Wikipedia in Eastern Armenian, effectively the official Armenian language used in Armenia. The discussion was done in two phases The change was effected on 5 April 2012.
«One Armenian, One Article»
On 2014 March 24 by the joint activity of «Wikimedia Armenia» and «Human reliability» (Armenian: «Մարդկային գործոն») TV program on «Armenia» television channel had been launched «One Armenian, One Article» (Armenian: «Մեկ հայ՝ մեկ հոդված») All-Armenian campaign which is going to be active one year, i.e. up to 2015 March 24. The campaign aims to enrich the quality and number of the Armenian Wikipedia articles, including involving into the Wiki-sphere more and more representatives of the Armenian community, as well as the joint creation of the Armenian-language content which should be matched with the Armenian heritage and the challenges of the modern world.
It is going to be organized wiki-meetings with representatives of science, art and other areas with the aim of familiarizing them with the wiki-culture and help them in making their own contribution on the development of the Armenian Wikipedia. The campaign will be conducted with different trainings, incentive programs, as well as joint activities with educational and cultural institutions and organizations.
The campaign will be conducted wiki meetings with representatives of Science, Art and other areas with the aim of familiarizing them with the wiki culture and help in making their own contribution to the development of the Armenian Wikipedia.
About the «One Armenian, One Article» campaign for the first time had been reported on 2014 March 24 at «Human reliability» TV programm on «Armenia» television channel. After that information had been passed on by many information agencies.
- Wikipedia Statistics: Creation history / Accomplishments
- Վիքիպեդիա Վիճակագրություն
- Վիքիպեդիա:Տերմինների քննարկում/Վիքիփեդիայի անվանում (in Armenian)
- Վիքիպեդիա:Տերմինների քննարկում/Վիքիփեդիայի անվանում/Եզրափակիչ փուլ (in Armenian)
- Մեկնարկեց «Մեկ հայ, մեկ հոդված» համահայկական նախագիծը (Armenian)
- Арменпресс присоединяется к инициативе «Один армянин, одна статья в Википедии» (Russian)
- "Մեկ հայ` մեկ հոդված" մամուլի ասուլիս (Armenian)