Tagalog Wikipedia

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The Tagalog Wikipedia (Tagalog: Wikipediang Tagalog) is the Tagalog edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was started on December 1, 2003. It has over 51,000 articles and is the 51st largest Wikipedia according to the number of articles as of May 31, 2011. The Tagalog Wikipedia has 62,706 articles as of October 30, 2014.

It has fewer articles than the Waray Wikipedia, the largest Wikipedia in a language of the Philippines. The Waray-Waray Wikipedia currently has more than 1,259,000 articles.[1]

However, the Tagalog Wikipedia has an article depth of 37.89, compared to 3.57 for the Waray-Waray Wikipedia, as of April 28, 2015.[2]


The Tagalog Wikipedia was launched on December 1, 2003 as the first Wikipedia in a language of the Philippines requested at Wikimedia Incubator, where potential Wikimedia project wikis in new language versions can be arranged like Meranau or Maranaw and Maguindanaun not includes this Article, by Eugene Alvin Villar, a Wikipedia editor from the Philippines, who subsequently became the project's first administrator.

As of February 3, 2011, it has more than 50,000 articles.[3] Bantayan, Cebu became the 10,000th article on October 20, 2007 while Pasko sa Pilipinas (Christmas in the Philippines) became the 15,000th article on December 24, 2007.[4] Localization of software messages through the Betawiki (or translatewiki.net) was finished last February 6, 2009.[5]

In 2011, the Tagalog Wikipedia has been part of the WikiHistories fellowship research project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The project tries to capture the triumphs, failures, and daily struggles of the editors working to make the dream of globally shared knowledge a reality.[6]


First steps of Tagalog Wikipedia[edit]

The very first article created in the Tagalog Wikipedia (aside from Unang Pahina or the main page) is about Wikipedia. It was created last March 25, 2004. During the times when Tagalog Wikipedia's standards on articles were not strict, the very first featured article was Livestrong wristband, but this was replaced by the article kimika (chemistry) in line with the revised standards.[17] But kimika along with the second featured article wiki were eventually replaced by a review process.[18][19] Technically, the very first featured article that survived the review process is about keso (cheese).[20]

The Image:Flutterbye.jpg was the first featured picture for the article paru-parong Viceroy (Viceroy butterfly). Because the file was deleted, it was replaced by Image:St Vitus stained glass.jpg for the article Katedral ng San Vitus (St. Vitus Cathedral).[21] Although the featured picture archive lists File:Viceroy Butterfly.jpg as the first featured picture.

The first three articles that appeared in Alam Ba Ninyo? (Did you know?) were web browser (en), Wikang Bulgaro (Bulgarian language) and Pilipinas (Philippines).[22] There was a section entitled On This Day at the main page in April 2, 2008, but this was hidden last May 3, 2008 because of lack of contributors of this section.[23][24]


The Tagalog Wikipedia has several characteristics which define it differently from other editions of Wikipedia.


The Tagalog Wikipedia has significant coverage of topics related to the Philippines, as well as anime and manga-related topics. In 2010, GMA News and Public Affairs released a report criticizing the Tagalog Wikipedia's lack of science-related articles.[25]

Project name[edit]

According to Wikipedians from the Tagalog and English Wikipedias, the Tagalog Wikipedia also represents the Filipino language.[26][27][28] According to the Vibal Foundation, a foundation that started WikiPilipinas, the Tagalog Wikipedia is different from WikiFilipino, the wiki that they manage because WikiFilipino uses Filipino language while Tagalog Wikipedia uses Tagalog language.[29] The difference or sameness of Tagalog and Filipino sparked a debate among Tagalog Wikipedians about the name of the project. This debate was mentioned in an article by DILA (Defenders of the Indigenous Languages of the Archipelago),[30] an organization that defends indigenous languages of the Philippines.


  1. ^ Mga Estadistika
  2. ^ Wikipedia article depth - Meta
  3. ^ Tagalog Wikipedia, retrieved on February 3, 2011
  4. ^ From the Announcements at Wikipedia:Tambayan Philippines
  5. ^ List of tasks at Translatewiki.net (Betawiki), on February 6, 2009
  6. ^ From the project page of WikiHistories
  7. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of Pandaka pygmaea
  8. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of Silindro
  9. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of Unang Aklat ng mga Macabeo
  10. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of Heriyatriko
  11. ^ Talk page of Anak ng Tao in Tagalog Wikipedia
  12. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of Sky Girls
  13. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
  14. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of 1714 Sy
  15. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of Ekonometriks
  16. ^ From the Tagalog Wikipedia talk page of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
  17. ^ Česky. "From the archive of the Tagalog Wikipedia" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  18. ^ "From the review of Kimika on the Tagalog Wikipedia, Marso 25-26, 2008" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  19. ^ Česky. "From the history of the Wikipedia:Mga napiling artikulo" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  20. ^ Česky. "From the history of the Wikipedia:Mga napiling artikulo" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  21. ^ "From the archive of the Tagalog Wikipedia" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  22. ^ "From the history of template of Alam Ba Ninyo?" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  23. ^ "From the history of Wikipedia:Mga pangyayari noong unang panahon" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  24. ^ Česky (2011-08-24). "From the history of Unang Pahina" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  25. ^ Dimacali, Timothy James M. (5 October 2010). "Google Translate spews profanities in Filipino". GMA News. 
  26. ^ tl:Wikipedia:Pamantayang pangwika ; tl:Wikipedia:Gabay sa abakada at pagbabaybay
  27. ^ "Wikipedia:Kapihan: "Filipino Wikipedia (on Wikimedia Incubator)"" (in Tagalog). Tl.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  28. ^ Kaugnay: The Filipino Wiktionary Debate (formerly It's official) (WP:Tambay Archive14)
  29. ^ "WikiFilipino, Isang Pagsusuri". Kristine Mandigma. Vibal Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  30. ^ "The Subdialect Filipino" (PDF). Edwin Camaya. Defenders of the Indigenous Languages of the Archipelago. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 

External links[edit]

Wikipedia page Wikipedias in Philippine languages

Wikibooks page Wikibooks in Philippine languages

Wiktionary page Wiktionaries in Philippine languages

Philippine Wikipedias (Incubator Status)

Philippine Wikimedia (Incubator Status)

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