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Re: [learningfromeachother] Expansion into Africa ..... top priority for Wikipedia

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  • Edward Cherlin
    Thanks. I m going to write an article on this. ... -- Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج)
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 27, 2009
      Thanks. I'm going to write an article on this.

      On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 04:59, Pamela McLean <pam54321@...> wrote:
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      > Of interest to some in this group.
      > Info below is from  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8358539.stm
      > where you can read the full story:
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      > DIGITAL PLANET
      > Dave Lee
      > BBC World Service
      > Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has big ambitions for the developing world
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      > Expansion into Africa and other non-English speaking areas is a top priority for Wikipedia, site founder Jimmy Wales has said.
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      > Speaking on the BBC World Service's Digital Planet programme, Mr Wales outlined the next step for the online encyclopaedia.
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      > "When we look at the vision I have for Wikipedia - which is a free encyclopaedia for everyone in their own language - we're succeeding, we feel pretty good. But we still have a long way to go."
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      > He says his challenge is to encourage thousands more to contribute in their own languages.
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      > "In the languages of India, we're seeing 10% monthly growth, which is really exciting but they're still quite small.
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      > "In Africa, we have very few languages that have any substantial size at all - Swahili is around 10,000 entries now. But that's quite tiny compared to what we think of as a really successful project with 200,000 entries."
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      Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
      Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
      The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.
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