Southern Min Wikipedia

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Favicon of Wikipedia Southern Min Wikipedia
Type of site Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Southern Min
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Slogan(s) Chū-iû ê Pek-kho-choân-su (the free encyclopedia)
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CC-BY-SA 3.0

The Southern Min Wikipedia (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Wikipedia Bân-lâm-gú) or Holopedia[1] is the Southern Min edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is the second largest Wikipedia in a variety of Chinese.[2] Written in Pe̍h-ōe-jī, it mainly uses the Hokkien Taiwanese dialect. As of June 2016, it has over 150,000 articles.[3]


The Southern Min Wikipedia was founded as an independent project known as Holopedia (a reference to Hō-ló-oē, a colloquial name for the Southern Min dialect) by Wikipedians Pektiong and Kaihsu (Tè Khái-sū) in 2003. A request was then made at the Wikimedia Foundation's Meta-Wiki to create the Wikipedia project for this language.

ISO code[edit]

At the time of creation there was no ISO 639 code for Southern Min, so the founders decided to use "zh-min-nan", which had been registered as an IETF language tag.[4] Now there is an ISO code for Southern Min (nan) and the domain redirects to

The Southern Min Wikipedia is the only Wikipedia to have two hyphens in the code, although "be-x-old" was formerly used for the Belarusian Wikipedia in classical orthography.

In August 2015, the Wikipedians of Southern Min Wikipedia reached a new consensus to officially use "nan" as the language code; however, the consensus hasn't been executed yet.[5][6]

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