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The Swahili Wikipedia (Swahili: Wikipedia ya Kiswahili) is the Swahili language edition of Wikipedia. It is currently one (and the first) of the only four language editions of Wikipedia in Niger–Congo languages with over 1,000 articles. It is the second-largest language edition of Wikipedia in a Niger–Congo or Nilo-Saharan language, after the Yoruba Wikipedia.
It was mentioned on August 27, 2006 in International Herald Tribune and New York Newsday articles on the struggles of smaller Wikipedia language editions. In 2009, Google sponsored the creation of articles in the Swahili Wikipedia. On June 20, 2009, the Swahili Wikipedia gave its main page a makeover. As of December 2014, it has about 27,000 articles, making it the 80th-largest Wikipedia.
- Building Wikipedia in African languages, by Noam Cohen, International Herald Tribune, August 27, 2006.
- "Hungry for New Content, Google Tries to Grow Its Own in Africa". http://www.nytimes.com/. January 24, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
- (Swahili) African Concept
- (Swahili) Swahili Wikipedia
- (Swahili) Swahili Wikipedia mobile version
- Statistics for Swahili Wikipedia by Erik Zachte
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