Burmese Wikipedia

The Burmese Wikipedia (Burmese: မြန်မာဝီကီပီးဒီးယား pronounced [mjəmà wɪkɨˈpiːdiə]) is the Burmese language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. This edition was started in July 2004, and has about 104,000 articles as of August 2022.

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Main page of the Myanmar Wikipedia
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inBurmese
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Created byBurmese Wikipedia community
URLmy.wikipedia.org
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedJuly 2004

As of August 2022, there are about 103,000 users, 4 admins and 2,979 files on the Burmese Wikipedia, ranking 70th by article count.[1]

HistoryEdit

TimelineEdit

  • 2004: Burmese Wikipedia launched.
  • 2005: Some of Burmese Wikipedians joined and started writing.
  • 2008: Content grew drastically.
  • 2010: First Burmese Wikipedia workshop held at Bangkok, Thailand with people from Wikimedia Foundation, local and international Unicode experts and Burmese Wikipedians.
  • 2012: Burmese Wikipedia was introduced at Barcamp Yangon.

Events and promotionsEdit

Burmese Wikipedia (update)
Articles 103642
Files 2979
Edits 753862
Users 102968
Active users 141
Admins 4

The Myanmar Computer Professionals Association had launched Wikipedia Myanmar project with the aim of expanding Wikipedia in 2010.[2]

The Burmese Wikipedia community had held their first joint workshop in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar) with the help of Telenor Myanmar in June 2014 to recruit new volunteers.[3] The Burmese Wikipedia Forum was held at Dagon University in July 2014 attracting over 2,000 people, including students.[4]

ChallengesEdit

The majority of Burmese internet users used the non-Unicode Zawgyi font so they have difficulty viewing Burmese Wikipedia before 2019.[2][4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wikipedia Statistics - Tables - Burmese". wikimedia.org. Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  2. ^ a b The Myanmar Times (22 November 2010). "Myanmar Wikipedia project targets 15,000 pages". mmtimes.com. Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  3. ^ "Telenor Group - Bringing Wikipedia to Myanmar". Telenor Group. July 2014. Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  4. ^ a b Win Htut. "Telenor hosts Wikipedia forum at Dagon University". Eleven Myanmar. Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  5. ^ The Myanmar Times (3 November 2014). "Spark of knowledge starts with Wikipedia". mmtimes.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-28. Retrieved 2015-03-14.

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