Xhosa Wikipedia

The Xhosa Wikipedia is the Xhosa language edition of Wikipedia. It has 1,241 articles, which as of 27 September 2022 makes it the 274th largest Wikipedia.[1]

Xhosa Wikipedia
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inXhosa language
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Content license
Creative Commons ShareAlike License 3.0

The Xhosa edition of Wikipedia was started in June 2003.[2] Its low number of articles has led to proposals to close it in 2008[3] and 2013[4] (both rejected).

As Xhosa is mutually intelligible with Zulu, both of which are Nguni languages, it is possible for articles in the Zulu edition to be easily translated into Xhosa for the Xhosa Wikipedia. Similar trans-wiki efforts have been made for Scandinavian-language editions, such as the Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish through Wikimedia's Skanwiki collaboration tool.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "List of Wikipedias - Meta".
  2. ^ "Wikipedia Statistics - Tables - Xhosa".
  3. ^ Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Xhosa Wikipedia
  4. ^ Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Xhosa Wikipedia 2

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