Kannada Wikipedia

The Kannada Wikipedia (Kannada: ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶ) is the Kannada-language edition of Wikipedia. Started in June 2003, it is moderately active and as of October 2022, it has 28,743 articles with 155 active users.[1] It is the twelfth-most popular Wikipedia in the Indian subcontinent.[2]

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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inKannada
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
URLkn.wikipedia.org
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional

The Kannada Wikipedia community held a meeting in Bangalore on April 2, 2006, which got fairly high press coverage.[3]

HistoryEdit

 
The cake for the 9th anniversary of the Kannada Wikipedia.

As of August 16, 2009 the Kannada Wikipedia had about 6,800 articles,[4] making it the 100th-biggest Wikipedia edition.

As of January 2016, the Kannada Wikipedia is the tenth-largest and, thus, the smallest Wikipedia among other Indian-language Wikipedias. Administrator Omshivaprakash attributes the lack of articles to a lack of interest among the Kannada-speaking community, a lack of awareness of the Kannada Wikipedia and Kannada typing tools, and limited Internet access in parts of Karnataka.[5]

Users and editorsEdit

Kannada Wikipedia statistics
Number of user accounts Number of articles Number of files Number of administrators
77167 28743 2612 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kiran Joseph J K V (October 7, 2014). "Kannada Wiki finds going tough". Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. ^ Phadnis, Renuka (26 February 2014). "Workshops to teach Wikipedia editing". The Hindu.
  3. ^ "Wikipedia Event Press Coverage" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  4. ^ Statistics - Wikipedia (in Kannada)
  5. ^ Khajane, Muralidhara (19 January 2016). "Kannada Wikipedia not on top of the charts". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 March 2016.

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