Zulu Wikipedia

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Owner Wikimedia Foundation

The Zulu Wikipedia is the Zulu language edition of Wikipedia, a free, open-content encyclopedia. Started in November 2003, it rose to 186 articles as of May 13, 2009, and to 560 on July 2, 2012, making it the 235th largest Wikipedia language edition (down from 221st in the previous date).[1]

Although it was the third African language Wikipedia to reach 100 articles,[2] progress has been slow, and it has been surpassed by numerous other African languages.

As Zulu is mutually intelligible with Xhosa, both of which are Nguni languages, it is possible for articles in the Zulu edition to be easily translated into Xhosa for the Xhosa Wikipedia. Similar trans-wiki efforts have been made for Scandinavian-language editions, such as the Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish through Wikimedia's Skanwiki collaboration tool.

In January 2012, the Zulu Wikipedia was proposed for closing, a proposal rejected on March 2012.[3]

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