Chalo Chatu

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Chalo Chatu
Chalo Chatu logo.jpg
ChaloChatu screen shot.jpg
Chalo Chatu main page
Type of businessCharitable organization
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Available inEnglish
FoundedJune 1, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-06-01)
Area servedZambia (2016–present)
Worldwide (2017-present)
OwnerChalo Chatu Foundation [1]
  • Jason Mulikita
Key peopleJason Mulikita (Founder and CEO)
Chabota Kanguya
UsersIncrease 12,116[3]
Current statusActive
Content license
Creative Commons licenses[4][5]
Most text is also dual-licensed under GFDL; media licensing varies
Written inMediaWiki

Chalo Chatu translated as our world in the Zambian language is an English-language wiki-based free encyclopaedia project created by Jason Mulikita[6][7] that is dedicated to documenting the Zambia and[8] also try to preserve the history and pride of Zambia covering historical events and current events, notable public figures, companies, organizations, websites, national monuments and other notable key features of Zambia.[9] The site uses MediaWiki software to maintain a user-created database of information. The site's content is under a Creative Commons license(CC BY-SA 3.0) which means that it is available free to the public, but cannot be used for commercial purposes and should not be modified by people who are not part of the community of the website. Chalo Chatu is a work-in-progress, with articles in various stages of completion.[8]


The web site was opened on 1 June 2016[10] and has been active since then.[11] The website was launched with the ".org" top-level domain denoting its non-commercial nature.[5][7]

Funding & Nature of the project[edit]

Chalo Chatu Foundation is documenting an entire nation[10] which no easy task according to the site itself.[12] The main aim of the project is to document everything that has to-do with Zambia. The stated aim of the project is "preserving the History and Pride of Zambia ".[5][11] Chalo Chatu is a non-profit so it gets fundings through the donations that people make.[2][10][6][13] The organization that runs the project does not have its own equipment and is constantly relying on individual volunteers to use their own equipment, such as computers and cameras, to gather information.[5]


  1. ^ "Chalo Chatu Foundation". Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopaedia. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Biography: Isaac Chabota Kanguya Jnr". Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Statistics - Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia". Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  4. ^ "Chalo Chatu:Main Page". Chalo Chatu. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Chalo Chatu about us". Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Introducing Chalo Chatu "The Zambian Online Encyclopedia"". Zambian Hype Magazine. ZHM. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  7. ^ a b "Zambia now literally has its own version of Wikipedia called". Imanga Kay. Archived from the original on 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  8. ^ a b "Zambia's first online encyclopedia to document the entire country". Staff Writer. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Zambian Online Encyclopaedia". Africa Updates. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "Chabo Chatu the next big thing". AskChabota Blog. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  11. ^ a b "CHALO CHATU: ZAMBIA'S OWN WIKIPEDIA !". No. September 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "Writers and contributors". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Donations". Chalo Chatu. Retrieved 23 May 2017.

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