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"AfrophoneWikis" - developing African language Wikipedias

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  • Don Osborn
    [Apologies for crosspostings] One outcome of the just concluded Wikimania conference in Cambridge, Mass. (US) http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/ was
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      [Apologies for crosspostings]

      One outcome of the just concluded "Wikimania" conference in Cambridge, Mass. (US) http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/ was discussion among several people (there and online) about how to facilitate development of Wikipedias in African languages.

      This discussion resulted in the creation of a new list for discussion and coordination among all interested in whatever indigenous language(s) of the continent, and in making Wikipedia (and educational applications of ICT generally) more relevant and useful to Africa and all Africans. Dubbed "AfrophoneWikis" the list has its homepage at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/afrophonewikis/ . There are several links to relevant Wikimania and Wikipedia pages on the site.

      Don Osborn
      Bisharat.net
      PanAfrican Localisation (PAL) project

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