Cebuano Wikipedia

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Internet encyclopedia project
Available inCebuano
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
URLceb.wikipedia.org
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LaunchedJune 22, 2005; 16 years ago (2005-06-22)

The Cebuano Wikipedia (Cebuano: Wikipedya sa Sinugboanon) is the Cebuano-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. It currently contains 5,941,583 articles, most of which were created by the automated program Lsjbot. There are only 203 active users.

Importance in the language area[edit]

It is the largest Philippine-language Wikipedia by number of articles, ahead of Waray Wikipedia and Tagalog Wikipedia (which as of early 2021 had about 1,2m and 60k articles respectively).[1]

Cebuano is the second most spoken language in the Philippines with about 20 million speakers.[2] The Cebuano-language Wikipedia claims to be the only encyclopedia in this language.[3]

However, Cebuano Wikipedia does not appear to be widely used in the Philippines; as of March 2021 90% of Wikipedia views from that country were directed at English Wikipedia, with 5% going to Tagalog and 3%, to Russian Wikipedia.[4] About 30% of Cebuano Wikipedia views come from China, 22% from the United States, and only 11% from the Philippines (roughly, the same number as from France).[5]

Story and growth of articles[edit]

The Cebuano-language Wikipedia was launched in June 2005.[6] In January 2006, 1000 articles were created,[7] while in November 2006 there were 1400 articles.[8] At the end of 2006 and 2007, the bots created some ten thousand articles on municipalities in France.[9]

By the end of 2012, the number of articles increased to about 30,000. In December 2012, Lsjbot began to create articles. As a result, the number of articles increased dramatically in 2013, and from February to December 2013, the number of articles increased ninefold.[10][11] By the end of 2015, about 99 percent of the then 1.4 million articles had been created by bots, including about 25,000 articles about localities and the rest of articles about living beings by Lsjbot.[9]

On 16 July 2014, the Cebuano-language Wikipedia comprised one million articles, making it the twelfth-largest Wikipedia. After overtaking Spanish-, Italian-, Russian-, French-, Dutch- and German-speaking Wikipedia within a year and a half, in February 2016 it reached the two-million mark. After about half a year, followed by the third, another half a year later, the fourth million. In August 2017, the fifth millionth article was created.

Article content in the Cebuano-language Wikipedia (July 2015, 1,211,364 articles):
95.8% (1,160,787) Taxonomy/living things;
3.3% (39,420) cities and communities.
Milestones:
Date Number of articles
9 July 2005 19 articles[12]
30 August 2005 232 articles[13]
1 January 2006 1,000 articles[7]
1 November 2006 1,400 articles[8]
1 January 2007 13,521 articles[14]
7 February 2007 26,511 articles[15]
2 February 2013 100,000 articles
9 February 2013 150,000 articles
17 March 2013 300,000 articles
26 June 2013 400,000 articles
18 July 2013 500,000 articles
7 August 2013 600,000 articles
16 July 2014 1,000,000 articles
6 December 2015 1,500,000 articles[1][16]
14 February 2016 2,000,000 articles
25 September 2016 3,000,000 articles
11 February 2017 4,000,000 articles
8 August 2017 5,000,000 articles

An analysis of Cebuano Wikipedia content on Wikidata in July 2015 showed that of the then 1.21 million articles, 95.8% are living beings and biological species (1,160,787) and 3.3% are cities and communities (39,420).[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Wikipedias by speakers per article – Meta". Meta.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  2. ^ Cebuano Informational Report (PDF; 864 kB) Christopher DeFraga, Rhode Island College, 2011
  3. ^ "Tell us about Cebuano Wikipedia – Meta". meta.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  4. ^ "Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report - Wikipedia Page Views Per Country - Breakdown". stats.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  5. ^ "Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report - Page Views Per Wikipedia Language - Breakdown". stats.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  6. ^ "Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Cebuano". meta.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  7. ^ a b Meta: List of Wikipedias, 1 January 2006
  8. ^ a b Meta: List of Wikipedias, 1 November 2006
  9. ^ a b "Wikipedia Statistics – Bot article creations only". 2015-11-30. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  10. ^ a b c "Wikimedia project at a glance: Cebuano Wikipedia". stats.wikimedia.org. November 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  11. ^ Meet the Stats Master Making Sense of Wikipedia’s Massive Data Trove Ashik Siddique, wired.com, 27 December 2013
  12. ^ Meta: List of Wikipedias, 9 July 2005
  13. ^ Meta: List of Wikipedias, 30 August 2005
  14. ^ Meta: List of Wikipedias, 1 January 2007
  15. ^ Meta: List of Wikipedias, 7 February 2007
  16. ^ "Wikimedia News – Meta". Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  17. ^ "Cebuano Wikipedia, Wikidata:Statistics/Wikipedia". Wikidata. 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2016-01-16.

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