Talk:Hindi Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Wikipedia (Rated Stub-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Wikipedia, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of itself. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page. Please remember to avoid self-references and maintain a neutral point of view on topics relating to Wikipedia.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject India (Rated Stub-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject India, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of India-related topics. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Reference works (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Reference works, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of reference work-related subjects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the importance scale.
 
Articles for deletion This article was nominated for deletion on February 18, 2007. The result of the discussion was keep.

Not a lot of articles for that much speakers![edit]

I find it odd that a language that much spoken (approx. 500 -750 millions) does not have more than 10k articles! Is it because Hindi speakers do not have computers, Internet, or the interest to add some Hindi articles??? Hindi Wikipedia has as much articles as Haitian Creole Wikipedia!!! Organizations such as RSS and other Hindutva and Pro-Hindi organizations and should embrace the opportunity to propagate Hindi on big sites!? Or maybe Hindi speakers write in another language? If someone has an explanation, please share it with me!


English has slowly become lingua franca of India, India does not have a national language. Even the Hindi Language Conference is held out of India. Very few pro Hindutva groups show concern for Hindi language, the middle class, their support base is using English. It has become an elite language and preferred as a way of progress in India. Hindi is a spoken language in Northern India but it is now more of Hindlish. It is read mostly in government aided schools in northern India, where it also competes with other languages like Punjabi, Dogri etc. English is unofficially the official language of India.

I am concerned with the utility of [Hindi wikipedia]]. In India, people need to have basic knowledge English to have basic knowledge of computers. Even some articles are translated in Hindi, some are written in Hindi. The article on Indira Gandhi is really laughable. Even a complete article on Gandhi is difficult to read and better in English.as,yhwh 23:04, 2 July 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by As.yhwh (talkcontribs)

Acce July 15th, 2008 (GMT-5) —Preceding comment was added at 14:38, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the concern regarding Hindi wikipedia. I am an admin in Hindi wikipedia. We face a lot of challenges there which we have been tackling and succeeding. There were some technical problems such as lack of mass use of Devnagari keyboard which has been solved with the use of automated transliteration system. Still, a lot of people do not know about Hindi wikipedia. Efforts have been/are being made to attract bloggers and experts in Hindi literature (we now have several editors of various web magazines joining forces with us including most prominently Purnima Barman ji). The community is slowly consolidating. About the number of articles, we, in Hindi wikipedia, do not believe in supremacy of wikipedia on the basis of number of articles. If number of articles were such a concern, we could run at least 10-20 bots at a time to swell up the numbers to reach top 10 wikipediae as in case of Haitian Creole. However, we believe in quality and moving forward as a community. Although it takes time to ensure this, it yields better results.

I am personally deeply offended by the comparison that Acce has made about Hindi wikipedia being taken over by Hindu extremists. Its like saying Arabic wikipedia must be run by Osama, Italian wikipedia must be run by Mafia, German wikipedia must be run by Nazi, English wikipedia must be run by skinheads and so on. Please take back those comments.

Hindi is lingua franca of much of South Asia and many of the people who are working in Hindi wikipedia are actually working in wikipedia of their native tongue as well (such as Bureaucrats Spundun, Mitul have Gujrati as mothertongue, Bureaucrat Wolf has English, ex-Bureaucrat Yann has French as mothertongue, I have Nepal Bhasa as mothertongue etc). So, the efforts there might be divided. But many a times, users from Nepali, Marathi, Gujrati, Bengali etc wikipedia also make significant contributions to the wikipedia.

To sum up, I would like to say that Hindi wikipedia is not in a bad condition. It is gearing up in quality and quantity and with time, will be one of the top wikipediae. Thanks--Eukesh (talk) 20:37, 4 October 2008 (UTC)


I am sorry for the misunderstood, what I meant, is that I am surprised that such organizations do not take more advantage of the opportunity that wikipedia is! (for example the VHP article in Hindi section is mostly in English (04/10/2008)). Acce October 4th, 2008 (GMT-5)]] —Preceding undated comment was added at 01:41, 5 October 2008 (UTC).

Section for source discussion[edit]

Obviously, with only one source in the article, we need to be on the hunt for more sources. Here's what I found in a couple minutes of searching,

The information on how Google is helping establish Hindi Wikipedia is useful information, I believe. SilverserenC 16:50, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

bipeen — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.245.244.181 (talk) 09:09, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Cm kun hai King vishwakarma (talk) 16:24, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

gk[edit]

A King vishwakarma (talk) 16:23, 20 March 2017 (UTC)