Burmese Wikipedia

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Favicon of Wikipedia Burmese Wikipedia
Wikipedia-logo-v2-my.png
Web address my.wikipedia.org
Slogan အခမဲ့လွတ်လပ်စွယ်စုံကျမ်း
Commercial? No
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Registration Optional
Available in Burmese
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Created by Burmese Wikipedia community
Launched July 2004

The Burmese Wikipedia (Burmese: မြန်မာဝီကီပီးဒီးယား pronounced: [mjəmà wɪkɨˈpiːdiə]) is the Burmese language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. This edition was started in July 2004, and has about 31,000 articles as of July 2015.

As of July 2015, there are 30,000 users, 3 admins and 4,165 files on the Myanmar Wikipedia[1] ranking 85th by article count.

History[edit]

Timeline[edit]

  • 2004: Burmese Wikipedia launched.
  • 2005: Some of Burmese Wikipedians joined and started writing .
  • 2008: Content grows drastically.
  • 2010: First Burmese Wikipedia workshop held at Bangkok, Thailand with people from Wikimedia Foundation, local and international unicode experts and Burmese Wikipedians.
  • 2012: Burmese Wikipedia was Introduced at Barcamp Yangon.

Events and promotions[edit]

Burmese Wikipedia (update)
Articles 31099
Files 4165
Edits 249216
Users 29708
Active users 72
Admins 3

Myanmar Computer Professionals Association had launched Wikipedia Myanmar project with the aim of expanding Wikipedia in 2010.[2]

Burmese Wikipedia community had held their first joint workshop in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar) with the help of Telenor in June 2014 to recruite new volunteers.[3] The Burmese Wikipedia Forum was held at Dagon University in July 2014 attracting over 2,000 people, including students.[4]

Challenges[edit]

The majority of Burmese internet users use the non-Unicode Zawgyi font so they have difficulty viewing Burmese Wikipedia.[4][5][2]

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