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Indonesian Wikipedia is the edition of Wikipedia in the Indonesian language. The Indonesian Wikipedia has become the fifth fastest-growing Wikipedia in an Asian language after the Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Turkish language Wikipedias, and the third largest of any developing country.[update needed]
As of December 2011, there were over 180,000 articles in the Indonesian Wikipedia.
Although the Indonesian language is similar to the Malay language, Indonesian Wikipedia remains separate from the Malay Wikipedia (initiated on October 2002). They were started separately by two different user groups. The Indonesian Wikipedia was started about six months after the Malay Wikipedia. As of 2009, the Indonesian Wikipedia had three times as many active editors and articles as the Malay Wikipedia. In 2009 Andrew Lih wrote "Because these groups are drawn on national boundaries, merging is not likely to happen soon."
Indonesian is a normative form of the Malay language, an Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) language which had been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries, and was elevated to the status of official language with the Indonesian Declaration of Independence in 1945, drawing inspiration from the Sumpah Pemuda (Youth's Oath) event in 1928. It is very similar to the official Malaysian form of the language. However it does differ from the Malaysian form in some ways, with differences in pronunciation and also in vocabulary, due in large part to the many Dutch words in the Indonesian vocabulary. It is spoken as a mother tongue by only 7% of the population of Indonesia, but altogether more than 200 million people speak it. Malay language, spoken by ethnic groups who reside in the Malay Peninsula, southern Thailand, parts of the Philippines, and Singapore; also considered one of the dialects of the Indonesian language by the people of Indonesia living in central eastern Sumatra, the Riau Islands and parts of the coast of Borneo.
In 2004, Tempo magazine published a feature about the Indonesian Wikipedia, in which Revo Soekatno, one of its best known contributors, described it as the "Encyclopedia from the boarding houses", meaning an encyclopedia that was produced by those Indonesians living and studying overseas. The article contributed to the popularization of Wikipedia in the archipelago and since then, the Indonesian Wikipedia has seen its number of users rise remarkably.
On 2006, following TIME's article person of the year "You" (2006)  about Wikipedia, KOMPAS published a feature article on Revo where he was called the "father of Wikipedia in Indonesian". The article highlighted the spirit of participation as the type of "addiction to the cyberspace that needed to be endorsed". Other Indonesian publications followed suit to refer to Revo Soekatno as an "activist that built a community portal in Indonesia" praising his contributions to the presence of Indonesia in the Internet.
In February 2009, the Indonesian Wikipedia achieved the milestone of 100,000 articles. One of the contributors mentioned in the article was the user borgx, who made 80 thousands edits since 2005, the same year he registered as a user. The Indonesian Wikipedia at that time had only fifty active contributors.
Workshop and seminars
In March 2007, the Bina Nusantara University invited the Indonesian wikipedians to speak at the first Wikipedia seminar for the public, and to explain at its campus in Jakarta, what the Wikipedia Bahasa Indonesia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects were about.
In November 2007, the Indonesian Government through its Department of Communication and Information decided to establish an annual Indonesian ICT Award and invited the Indonesian Wikipedia Community to hold a workshop on how to write articles in the Wikipedia. Ivan Lanin, one of the speakers interviewed by Antara stated that the number of contributors to the Indonesian Wikipedia was rising, and the articles beginning to become more diverse. According to Revo's speech, the challenge for the Indonesian Wikipedia in the future was to gain credibility and give the public public assurance about the quality of the content provided in the Indonesian Wikipedia.
The first day of the workshop was attended by 40 people, while the computers provided for the hands-on practice were limited, and considerably fewer than the participants. One of the participants wrote in his blog that he was very excited about participating in the Wikipedia workshop and learned a lot; he was so excited that he forgot to have lunch and felt dizzy afterwards.
The following year, in the 2008 Indonesian ICT Award, the Indonesian Wikipedia Community held separate workshop sessions for the public and for organizations.
Indonesian Wikipedia DVD
In August 2008, the Indonesian version of CHIP Magazine distributed a complimentary DVD containing more than 80,000 articles (without images) with its 11th anniversary edition. This edition also featured a three-page Wikipedia article titled "Wikipedia: When one thousand brains are better than one". The article provided an extensive history of Wikipedia, including the Indonesian Wikipedia, as well as a description of Wikimedia Indonesia, in preparation at that time.
However, before the release of Chip's Indonesian Wikipedia DVD, versions of the Indonesian Wikipedia in DVD containing images existed already in the market since April 2008 and could be purchased online for 20 thousand rupiah, around US$2, from an independent vendor.
- 1,000 articles - Mar 16, 2004
- 10,000 articles - May 31, 2005
- 50,000 articles - Feb 1, 2007
- 100,000 articles - Feb 21, 2009
- 180,000 articles - Dec 26, 2011
- 200,000 articles - Mar 27, 2012
These are Wikipedias written in local Indonesian languages. Two are still in the Incubator.
- Acehnese Wikipedia (ace:)
- Balinese Wikipedia (still in Incubator)
- Banyumasan Wikipedia (map-bms:)
- Buginese Wikipedia (bug:)
- Javanese Wikipedia (jv:)
- Madurese Wikipedia (still in Incubator)
- Malay Wikipedia (ms:)
- Sundanese Wikipedia (su:)
- Minangkabau Wikipedia (min:)
- (Indonesian) Indonesian Wikipedia: Announcements - extensive, more complete table of data on the growing number of articles in Indonesian Wikipedia.
- (Indonesian) Indonesian Wikipedia: Statistics - various statistics reflecting the growth of Indonesian Wikipedia.
- (Indonesian) Proposed merger of Indonesian Wikipedia and Malay Wikipedia
- (Indonesian) ms:Wikipedia:Proposal to unify - usulan penggabungan di Wikipedia bahasa Melayu.
- (Indonesian) Revo Arka Giri Soekatno, the first contributor to Indonesian Wikipedia
- 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).
- CNET Asia Fastest Growing of Indonesian Wikipedia[dead link]
- (Indonesian) Electron History Page in Bahasa Indonesia
- (Indonesian) Tokoh Indonesia: Revo AGS: Indonesian Wikipedia Contributor
- (Indonesian) Wikipedia Bahasa Indonesia Main Page history
- Lih, p. 136.
- "Malay Wikipedia History".
- Axis translations: Indonesian language
- Ethnologue report for Netherlands
- Indonesian Wikipedia
- (Indonesian) Tempo Interactive (2004): Encyclopedia from boarding house
- (Indonesian) Tempo Interactive (2004): Encyclopedia from the boarding houses
- TIME: Time's Person of the Year: You
- (Indonesian) Kompas: Revo Perintis Wikipedia bahasa Indonesia
- (Indonesian) Copy of Kompas article in Wikipedia Bahasa Indonesia user REX Archieve
- (Indonesian) SWA Magazine: Activist who built community portal
- (Indonesian) Antara: Indonesian Wikipedia Now 100 Thousand Articles
- (Indonesian) Kompas.com: Indonesian Wikipedia Reach 100 Thousand Articles
- (Indonesian) Surabaya Design Forum: Invitation to attend Wikipedia Seminar held by Expmo production
- (Indonesian) Information Technology Faculty Information for Seminar and Workshop
- (Indonesian) Invitation for Workshop
- (Indonesian) Antara: Indonesian Wikipedia the Third Largest in Asia
- (Indonesian) Blog: My experience in attending Wikipedia Workshop
- (Indonesian) INAICTA official page: National Rise Though Digital Creativity - Invitation for organizations to write in the Wikipedia
- (Indonesian) Content page for Chip August 08 Edition
- (Indonesian) Wikipedia Indonesia DVD sold by Toko Baliwae
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wikipedia Bahasa Indonesia.|
|Indonesian edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
- (Indonesian) Indonesian Wikipedia
- (Indonesian) Indonesian Wikipedia mobile version
- Putra, Budi. "Fast growing of Indonesian Wikipedia." CNET Asia. August 31, 2006.