|Type of site||Internet encyclopedia project|
|Launched||1st May 2003|
The Marathi Wikipedia (Marathi: मराठी विकिपीडिया) is the Marathi language edition of Wikipedia, a free and publicly editable online encyclopedia, and was launched on May 1, 2003. The project is one of the leading Wikipedia among other South Asian language Wikipedia's in various quality matrices. It has grown on to become a Wiki containing more than 34,000 articles and has more than 23,000 registered users as of February 2012[update].
Among most visited Marathi language websites, Marathi Wikipedia is ranked at eighth number by alexa.
Marathi language Wikipedia is available in the wikipedia.org domain from 2003 May 1. 'Vasant Panchami'(वसंत पंचमी) (Vasant Panchami) and 'Audumbar' (औदुंबर (कविता)), a poem by the poet Balkavi were the first articles created on Marathi Wikipedia on 2nd May 2003.
Initial growth phase
Marathi language Wikipedia peaked up growth from 2006 onwards. On January 13, 2006 Marathi Wikipedia had 1500 articles.
Community and Events
Media coverage and increased growth
Marathi Daily news paper Maharashtra Times was the first to cover and recommend 'Marathi language Wikipedia' on July 27, 2006.
Fonts and input methods
Any one of Unicode Marathi fonts input system is fine for Marathi Wikipedia. Some people use inscript. Majority uses either Google phonetic transliteration or phonetic input facility provided on Marathi Wikipedia. Phonetic facility provided initially was java-based. Currently Marathi Wikipedia is supported by Narayam extension for phonetic input facility.
- Stats at meta List_of_Wikipedias
- 'मराठीप्रेमी लेखक पाहिजेत!' a report filed by Maharashtra Times reporter 'Neel Weber' Marathi language Web Site as seen on 15th March 2012 20.00 Indian standard time
|Marathi edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|