Ossetian Wikipedia

The Ossetian Wikipedia (Ossetian: Ирон Википеди) is the Ossetian-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. It was created on 28 February 2005.[2][3] With approximately 12,000 articles, it is currently the 140th-largest Wikipedia as measured by the number of articles.[4] Since its creation, the Ossetian Wikipedia has been called "what is perhaps the only website written entirely in Ossetian."[5]

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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Users19,313 registered accounts
72 contributors[a] (Feb. 2015)
Launched28 February 2005; 15 years ago (2005-02-28)
Content license
CC Attribution / Share-Alike 3.0
Most text also dual-licensed under GFDL, media licensed freely according to Wikimedia Commons licenses.

On 3 March 2010, the Ossetian Wikipedia made headlines in local newspapers for reaching a double milestone. The edition was 5 years old and had just passed the 5000 articles threshold.[6]


  1. ^ Contributors are users who edited at least 10 times since they registered.[1]


  1. ^ "Wikipedia Statistics — Tables — Contributors". stats.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ Соколова, Наталья (28 February 2005). "Википедия на осетинском языке открыта!". iriston.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 16 December 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  3. ^ Zachte, Erik. "Creation history / Accomplishments". stats.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  4. ^ "List of Wikipedias". Meta-Wiki. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  5. ^ ИВАНОВ, Вячеслав (28 February 2005). "НК № 4. Электронная энциклопедия по-осетински" (in Russian). Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  6. ^ Ревазова, Д. (3 March 2010). "Энциклопедия на осетинском в Интернете весьма популярна" (PDF). Северная Осетия (in Russian). Retrieved 4 May 2015.

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