Yiddish Wikipedia

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Yiddish Wikipedia is the Yiddish-language version of Wikipedia. It was founded on March 3, 2004,[1] and the first article was written November 28 of that year.

Current status[edit]

As of 21 feb 2015 the Yiddish Wikipedia had 11,834 articles. There were 19,479 registered users (including bots); 38 were active at that time, including 3 administrators.

Like all Wikipedias it generates hits from Yiddish words typed in Google, with Wikipedia articles on top of the results for that word.

In accordance with the norms for the Yiddish language, it is written almost exclusively in Hebrew script, and not in Latin script.


The Yiddish Wikipedia reached 6000 articles on March 8, 2009. The 6000th article is יהושע העשיל תאומים-פרענקל, a rabbi. The 7000th article is חנינא סגן הכהנים, a page about the tanna Hanina Segan ha-Kohanim, created by User:יוסל on December 24, 2009.

Point of view[edit]

Combined, the different Hasidic groups form the largest Yiddish-speaking community in the world today. The most new articles are about religious Hasidic Rabbis.[2]


  1. ^ "Yiddish Wikipedia now active". wikipedia.international mailinglist. 16 Mar 2004. Retrieved Sep 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ yi:באַזונדער:נייע בלעטער

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