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Latest on Lakota Wikipedia[edit]

From this website:

It looks as if the Lakota Wikipedia has been approved. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 00:25, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Incubator is where anyone can help start a new language edition of Wikipedia (or another Wikimedia project). This is also the case for Lakota, so it is not yet approved (and doesn't yet have its own subdomain but it will be when there is an active editing community. SPQRobin (talk) 22:50, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

It has been on the incubator since June 2008; it looks as if there is now a Lakota Wikipedia with 41 articles. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 23:55, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Question about the Scots Gaelic Wikipedia[edit]

I clicked on the link to the Scots Gaelic Wikipedia, and I got through to a page that "This page is in Irish". All right, I am aware that Scottish Gaelic and Irish are both similar languages, as, along with Manx, they are both Goidelic_languages (for all I know, they may be mutually intelligible) but I have always taken them to be separate languages, so why does the Scots Gaelic Wikipedia have this at the top? ACEOREVIVED (talk) 22:15, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

I suppose the "this page is in Irish" bar is the translate feature of your Google Chrome browser. While it's in Scottish Gaelic, Chrome determined that it is written in Irish because they are so similar and because Google Translate doesn't support Scottish Gaelic (yet). SPQRobin (talk) 22:45, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Ought to be included in the "Some deviations include" table - it doesn't seem to have an ISO code (yet) ... -- (talk) 07:20, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Embarrassingly outdated tables and stats[edit]

Why are the graphs and stats from 2007??? Tony (talk) 13:22, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Fun Wiki's[edit]

Has anybody maybe considered some 'fun wiki's'? For example a slang wikipedia, not really a point to it ,but people might like it? Kane (talk) 07:02, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

A slang Wikipedia would have to clarify (assuming it is English slang) where the slang would come from - American English slang is probably quite different to U.K. English slang, not to mention the fact that there are probably variations in slang around different parts of the British Isles. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 23:03, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

To create a "new" language version of Wikipedia (or another Wikimedia project, like Wiktionary), the project must pass the m:Language proposal policy. Since slang doesn't have an ISO 639 code, it cannot be created. Also, it probably doesn't pass this requirement: "language must be sufficiently unique that it could not coexist on a more general wiki". A Wikipedia in slang would not promote the WMF's goal of sharing knowledge to all humans because everyone who can understand slang English can understand normal English. In addition, if created (which will never happen), it would set a precedent for creating wikis for different registers of languages. Other language Wikipedias might want their own "slang project". Besides, how do we decide what is "slang" and what isn't? If you are interested in creating an encyclopedia in slang, I suggest you try Wikia. πr2 (tc) 02:21, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Link to pages on en-wiki?[edit]

Many of the Wikipedias listed here have their own page in en-wiki, but there are no links to them from this list. Would there be an appropriate way to add them? Ansh666 18:30, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

En interwiki link[edit]

en doesn't work in the table. Is there any way to solve this problem? Bennylin (talk) 07:56, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

I have changed the link [1] so it works currently, but this or something similar has to be done again if the list is copied from meta:List of Wikipedias. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:04, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

List by usage?[edit]

Is there a list by usage? I mean page loads. (Probably this does correlate with amount of articles) Palosirkka (talk) 18:42, 15 September 2013 (UTC)


What's that parameter for (in the list of wiki qualities)? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:32, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

It's explained in the meta version of this page, m:List of Wikipedias#Notes, and expanded on at m:Wikipedia article depth. –Quiddity (talk) 17:53, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Removal of "detailed list"[edit]

I think the "detailed list" section should be removed as it is just a copy of the list on meta wiki, by looking at the page history, it looks like it was started by an IP editor --TheChampionMan1234 09:53, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Updating intro[edit]

I noticed that the intro statement on the number of wikis was "as of August 2012". Is this still current or does it need to be updated? (talk) 15:40, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

I second that. Intro says: "as of August 2012, there were 285 Wikipedias". Were more Wikipedias introduced after that date or we are still just at 285 still? werldwayd (talk) 20:56, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia sizes[edit]

In "List" section, we say: "Size is given in decadic logarithm of number of articles. '6' means more than 1 000 000, '5' more than 100 000, '4' more than 10 000." Fair enough. But what does size 3 or 2 mean? These are used in the list, but no explanation in intro to the "List" sub-section This needs clarification. werldwayd (talk) 21:01, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

  • It's counting the number of Zeros. 3 = 1000+, 2 = 100+, 1 = 10+, 0 = 1+. There's a link to decadic logarithm there, and the first three appear to be examples to describe the process.-- (talk) 14:31, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

The new pie chart is an excellent idea, but it does not seem quite right to me. It is saying that the others are 51% yet the angle shown is clearly less than a semi-circle, not slightly more. Is this a bug? --Bduke (Discussion) 22:05, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorting of depth column doesn't work[edit]

Sorting for the depth column at the "10000+ articles" tables isn't working properly. It uses lexicographic sort (ie. 1<12<123<2) instead of usual sorting. Could someone correct it? I don't know how, otherwise I would do it. Also, can you mention how to correct it? Anachor (talk) 16:41, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Sort by active community size[edit]

I find sorting the Wikipedias merely by the number of articles rather curious. The article puts a lot of emphasis on the sheer number of articles. Would there be much resistance if it was changed to emphasize the number of active editors in the given language instead? --denny vrandečić (talk) 17:44, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Should discontinued languages be included in this list?[edit]

The Choctaw version of Wiki was discontinued in 2007, among several other languages. Should the deleted and discontinued versions be included in the "Detailed List" section? Jarble (talk) 21:38, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

new colomn ISO 15924[edit]

Hi! I thing that a column showing the used ISO 15924 script codes would offer a new view on the varieties of the WMF projects. Only a few language projects are using more then one script: sr:, etc. lɛʁi ʁɑjnhɑʁt (Leri Reinhart)

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Requested move 15 September 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus. There is not enough support for any one alternative, and this seems like the kind of significant change that would need more than a 3:2 vote to take action on. Other languages don't seem to have any concern about using 'Wikipedias' as a plural noun. Some language versions put their list in project space. Nobody proposed making this a redirect to meta:List of Wikipedias. Obviously, editors can discuss this idea further on the talk page. EdJohnston (talk) 15:51, 1 October 2015 (UTC) EdJohnston (talk) 15:51, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

List of WikipediasList of Wikipedia language editions – "Wikipedia" is not a plural noun, the title would be confusing at first glance. If you look at the same article in other languages, they might translate as Wikipedia:Other languages or Wikipedia:List of Wikipedia language editions, etc (particularly see zh, ja, and it)). I occasionally hear "the Wikipedia", but never "a Wikipedia", unless used in a more specific context such as "a Wikipedia article" and so on. This is not meta-wiki, nor is it project space, thus it (the current title) is an implausible search term - TheChampionMan1234 23:52, 15 September 2015 (UTC) Relisted. Jenks24 (talk) 09:32, 23 September 2015 (UTC)




  • Oppose, this is not needed, "Wikipedia" can easily be plural. This also seems to be the case on the relative Meta-Wiki article: List of Wikipedias. For this reason, please remember WP:UCRN. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 02:20, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
I don't think that applies, as that title is not recognised outside meta-wiki (or Wikipedia, for that matter). - TheChampionMan1234 03:03, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. They're both equally clear, and the current title is shorter. If there ever become competing entities also called "Wikipedia" that aren't other language editions then I agree this list should be moved, but that isn't true at the moment. SnowFire (talk) 22:27, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


perhaps we might appropriately consider language versions of the page as at:

This presents:

Reference to languages is quite common.

GregKaye 11:03, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

We need to identify the List of Wikipedias ([2]) and Wikipedia:All Wikipedias ([3]). -- Kanghuitari (talk) 06:20, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
@Kanghuitari: The first Wikidata entry you provided lists the items in article space whereas the other one lists pages in project space, otherwise there is no difference, I will try to merge the two items. - TheChampionMan1234 02:43, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
I tried to merge the two but some editions have versions in both article and project space. - TheChampionMan1234 02:45, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Growth numbers[edit]

I think it would be great to have an additional column for the year-to-year growth in active editors. ChristianKl (talk) 17:03, 23 September 2016 (UTC)